Robert Flanders

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Flanders has served as an urban public school administrator since 2003, with experience in higher education since 2008. As a school leader, Dr. Flanders has consistently exceeded state assessment targets while working compassionately with families from diverse backgrounds and socio-economic status. Dr. Flanders has traveled across the country presenting his work on how promoting a positive learning culture with staff can translate into increased achievement for students. He has designed, implemented and presented his systems approach to school leadership at the Urban Schools conference in New York. Dr. Flanders has shared his actionable steps to provide data-driven instruction with a focus on measurable results with superintendents, principals, and future administrators across New York State. He has presented and facilitated approaches to transform schools through a trauma informed lens across the country. Dr. Flanders has worked with several urban school districts to address concerns with equity and access and to reduce disproportionality through leadership action.


EdD, University of Phoenix

MS, State University of New York at Albany

BS, State University of New York at Fredonia

Public Service

Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality, Participant - New York

Awards / Honors

Excellence in Community Partnership, Boy's and Girl's Club, 2009


Flanders, R. (2017). Success at Yates Elementary School: A Systems Approach. Schenectady City Schools

Flanders, R. (2017). Mindfulness to influence ACES. Schenectady City Schools

Flanders, R. (2017). Targeted Tier I skill groupings. Schenectady City Schools