Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
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 - Phoenix, AZ United States
MS, State University of New York at Albany - Albany, NY United States
Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality, Participant - New York, NY United States
Awards / Honors
Excellence in Community Partnership, Boy's and Girl's Club, 2009
Flanders, R. C. (2017). Success at Yates Elementary School: A Systems Approach. Schenectady City Schools.
Flanders, R. C. (2017). Mindfulness to influence ACES. Schenectady City Schools.
Flanders, R. C. (2017). Targeted Tier I skill groupings. Schenectady City Schools.