Rob Larson

Rob works to advance the mission and strategic direction of Education Northwest by enhancing federal, national, state and local partner relations. He’s also honored to direct the Oregon Leadership Network, the nation's only educational network dedicated to leading for equity. Rob holds a Ed.D. in educational leadership and he enjoys hiking, kayaking with friends and family, and cycling. He’s ridden his bike 15,000 miles, spanning 11 countries on two continents.

Education Northwest is a great place to work! In our organization I see a daily commitment to provide the highest quality service to educators across the Northwest.

Director, Strategic Relations


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Blog Posts

Leading for Equity in the Context of the Racialized Federal Election Discourse


September 6th, 2016

Last spring, two students at Forest Grove High School hung a banner that stated “Build a wall” [external link] in a common area during the school’s Unity Week. In response, hundreds of other students came together to take this negative event and turn it into a unity march to support inclusiveness.

Thanking Dr. Nancy Golden for Her Service to Oregon


August 28th, 2015

Education Northwest salutes Oregon’s Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden for an inspirational career serving students and the state of Oregon. As Nancy retires from her 42 years of service, she leaves behind an education system that is better because of her contributions. From her role as a...

OLN Launches Partnership with the National Equity Project


August 24th, 2015

"The NEP is nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. They share the values of the OLN and a commitment to achieving educational equity. NEP works to ensure that each child receives what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential."