Rob Riordan is a co-founder of High Tech High (HTH) and President of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 40 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years. As a long-time teacher at the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering high school internship programs. Later, under the auspices of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education, he directed the New Urban High School project that led to the development of High Tech High. Rob is co-author, with Adria Steinberg and Kathleen Cushman, of Schooling for the Real World: The Essential Guide to Rigorous and Relevant Learning (Jossey Bass, 1999).