Senior District Consultant
Rob Schamberg has served as a CASEL senior district advisor since 2011. Rob has supported several CASEL collaborating districts, most notably Austin Independent School District in Texas, Washoe County School District in Nevada, and Boston Public Schools/Boston After School and Beyond in Massachusetts.
Rob is the primary author of the CASEL SEL Financial Sustainability website, has helped many districts get started with SEL implementation by conducting readiness audits, and has authored several case studies of SEL implementation and partnerships. Along with his work at CASEL, Rob consults with school districts, out-of-school-time intermediaries, mission-driven organizations and corporations in the design, growth, and sustainability of quality youth-serving programs. He also facilitates strategic planning, leadership development, organizational development, and team-building workshops.
Prior to joining CASEL, Rob was executive vice president, chief administrative officer, and superintendent-in-residence at the Forum for Youth Investment in Washington, D.C. In those roles Rob worked with staff as well as community, state, and federal constituents to build their capacity in ensuring that all young people they serve will be Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life.
Rob has 30 years of experience as an educational leader in California. As superintendent in two school districts, he led major improvements in student achievement through strengthening curriculum and instruction, implementing positive youth development practices, engaging youth and staff in adventure learning, deepening community involvement and partnerships, bringing fiscal stability, and improving infrastructure and technology. He implemented innovative programs with successful youth outcomes during his nine years of service in the Black Oak Mine Unified School District on the Georgetown Divide. In 2007, 2008, and 2010 “the Divide” was named by America’s Promise as one of the “100 Best Communities for Youth.” Rob was named Environmental Administrator of the Year in 2007 by the American River Conservancy.
Prior to serving as a superintendent, Rob was a high school teacher and administrator, an elementary school principal, and a district leader in several positions. He was a founding board member of Georgetown Divide Ready by 21® Inc. and the El Dorado County Community Health Center. He also has served on the board of the El Dorado County Western Slope Boys and Girls Club and as Chair of San Francisco Bay Inner City Outings. Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in applied physics and information sciences at the University of California, San Diego, along with a teaching credential from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, Hayward.