Rob Atterbury is a Director for District and Regional support for ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career, where he has been on staff since 2009. Rob began his career in the automotive industry, and later became a career technical education teacher, curriculum coordinator, director, and Associate Superintendent for high school transformation.

Rob has committed his life’s work to making schools more relevant to students. He is passionate about improving instruction through real-world, standards-based, project-based learning designed to truly engage students. This approach is guided by the belief that providing every student with a continuum of work-based learning experiences better prepares them for college, career, and life.

When not supporting districts and schools in championing change, Rob can be found on the water boating, camping by the beach with his wife of 29 years, or seeing his grown children now find success in their careers.

Rob is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Studies and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from United States International University. He holds various teaching credentials and a Clear Administrative Services Credential from San Diego State University.