Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
2011 Alumni Classroom Fellow
Bio/Overview: New York City native Robert Baroz was just selected for the inaugurial class of the Turnaround Principal Fellowship program and will serve his residency at the Dearborn Middle School, a turnaround school in the Boston Public Schools. Previously he has worked in several teacher leadership roles in the Boston Public Schools and works part-time as an English instructor at MassBay Community College. He has served as instructor at Lesley University, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Over his twenty-two years of professional experience, he has taught English at every grade level from 5th to 12th in a variety of settings, from urban and suburban to rural.
Program participation and achievements: Baroz is a recipient of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education, a competitive award that recognizes outstanding teaching in Mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), and other disciplines and gives highly successful educators the chance to share best practices with their peers. During his years of teaching, Baroz has received numerous teacher research awards from private and public organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Council Teachers of English, and the Spencer Foundation. These studies have led to numerous presentations and workshops and several professional publications.
Leadership Experience: Baroz served as a literacy coach in two alternative schools with the Boston Public Schools before taking on the responsibility as instructional coach for all the Boston Pilot Schools. Prior to these leadership experiences, he had been a founding teacher and Dean of Humanities at a charter school, a Vice-chair of a school committee, and interim principal in a rural Catholic school.
Affiliations: Center for Teaching Quality, National Council for Teachers of English, International Reading Association, ASCD
Education: Baroz has received a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Staten Island (CUNY) and went on to complete two graduate degrees at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont. He is also in the Educational Leadership PhD class at Lesley University in Massachusetts.
Areas of Interest and Expertise:
- Turning Around Low Performing Schools
- Leadership: Instruction and Curriculum
- Professional Development
- Implementation of Common Core Standards
- Data Analysis and Assessment