Bob Cunningham, EdM – Senior Advisor

Bob Cunningham is a nationally known education leader whose career has focused on students who learn and think differently.  Bob serves as Executive Director, Learning Development and is a founding expert on learning and attention issues for Understood. Previously, Bob has been Executive Director for both the Robert Louis Stevenson School and the Purnell School and was Head of School for the Gateway School.

Throughout his career, Bob has consulted with many schools, organizations, and families on matters related to the education of diverse learners and has worked as a teacher, evaluator, and administrator in several public school districts. He has also served as a trustee, advisor, or professional advisory board member for organization such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Reimagine Learning Fund at New Profit Inc., the NVLD Project, the Meeting House program, the Ideal School, and the Gateway School of Mumbai.

Bob holds a B.S. in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and two master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he has also been an instructor in the Department of Special Education and the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

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