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Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood. He is head of school at the Robert Louis Stevenson School and a member of the leadership team at the Purnell School. He also advises the Reimagine Learning Fund for the venture philanthropy firm New Profit.
Cunningham consults with schools, organizations and families on matters related to learning and attention issues. He is 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.
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