Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor in residence on learning and attention issues for Understood. He is also head of school at the Robert Louis Stevenson School and chairman of CDE Career Institute.
Cunningham consults with schools, organizations, and families on matters related to learning and attention issues. He is a trustee of the Purnell School and a professional advisory board member for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the NVLD Project, Story Shares, and several other education-related nonprofit organizations. Previously, he was head of school for the Gateway Schools in New York City.
Cunningham has been a teacher, evaluator and administrator in several public school districts. He holds a B.S. in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and two master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he has also served as an instructor in the learning disabilities program and the department of curriculum and teaching.