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Dr. Robert Brooks

Educational Consultant

Dr. Robert Brooks

Dr. Robert Brooks served as the National and Executive Director for Magnet Schools of America from 2000 to 2012, is a Past President of MSA, and served as the Association’s first Secretary-Treasurer.  Three of his major initiatives were financial and membership growth, and the founding of the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). Dr. Brooks is a former Director of Magnet Schools and Gifted Educations Programs for the Providence School District in Providence, RI.  He is President/CEO of R&J Business Consulting Associates, and has served as a private MSAP grant writing and evaluation consultant.

Dr. Brooks is an author/editor of: Definitive Studies of Magnet Schools: Voices of Public School Choice (1999); Editor, Blueprint for Understanding and Operating Successful Magnet and Theme-Based Schools (2000); Author, Blueprint for Understanding and Operating Successful Magnet and Theme-Based Schools, 2nd Edition: Voluntary Public School Choice (2004); and, as the Executive Director, Editor of Magnet Schools of America’s quarterly newsletter, Choice, and its electronic version, eChoice.  In addition to consulting, he is currently a Co-Editor for MSA’s fifth publication,  for publication in 2017.

Dr. Brooks earned his Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from Bryant University, a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) from Rhode Island College, and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Brooks’ educational credentials include Teaching Certificates in English/Language Arts, Business, and Guidance and Counseling.  His Administrative Certificates include Principal/Director and Superintendent. He holds a certificate in non-profit organizational management from Brown University.

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