Currently Robert leads a non profit organization named One Byte at a Time. One Byte at a Time [OBBAT] was founded by Robert in 2018 as a way to share his experience and knowledge of educational technology with students and teachers.
Robert spent 25 years teaching before leaving the classroom at the end of the 2020-2021 school year to train and coach teachers and students full time. Prior to leaving the classroom, Robert was teaching 7th – 8th grade computer science, physical computing and 8th – 12th grade robotics. Prior to teaching at the junior high and high school level, he taught 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Most of these years he had a self-contained classroom where he taught all of the subjects. In the fall of 2008, Robert switched to math only. In 2007-2008, he also spent two semesters teaching technology at the University of Akron. Teaching at so many age ranges allows Robert to appropriately integrate technology at many levels.
Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Malone College in 1996. A few years later he went on to get a Master of Arts in Education concentrating on instructional technology from the University of Akron graduating in 2002.
He has facilitated and led a computer science camps in Summit, Stark and Portage counties in Northeast Ohio.
Robert also speaks and leads professional development around the US. He has presented at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC), NEOTech Conference, SPARCC Technology Conference, Kent State Learning Innovations Conference and the APS3T Technology Conference.