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Robert Hull


President and CEO Robert Hull came to NASBE in 2014, capping a 40-year career in education reform. He first directed NASBE’s work on college, career, and civic readiness before being named deputy director, and NASBE’s Board of Directors chose him to lead the association in 2018. Hull brings classroom, administrative, and policy experience to his work at NASBE. He began teaching elementary school in West Virginia’s Putnam County School District and was a principal there for eight years. He served as Putnam County’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and directed  its early childhood education, federal programs, and community outreach. Named West Virginia’s associate superintendent of schools in the division of teaching and learning in 2010, he oversaw state programs on educator quality, early learning, career and technical innovation, federal programs, and policy development and deployment for Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments. Hull has a background in fine arts and is an advocate for integrating all things creative and innovative in classrooms everywhere.


Latest Contributions

What Will It Take to Get Kids Back to Class?

By Robert Hull

NASBE President and CEO Robert Hull talks with the Christian Science Monitor about school reopening plans.



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From the President’s Pen: Are You Ready?

By Robert Hull

When schools reopen, how ready will the education enterprise be to receive, support, encourage, and serve students?



Hull on How Schools Might Look Post-Coronavirus

By Robert Hull

“There are so many issues that states are going to have to grapple with," NASBE's Robert Hull tells KOMO News in Seattle, Washington.




NASBE President Quoted on COVID-19 Recovery

By Robert Hull

NASBE President and CEO Robert Hull tells the Associated Press, "the new normal is going to be different.”



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From the President’s Pen: Evaluating the State Chief

By Robert Hull

Even more widely varied than how a state board is assembled is its scope of authority, with a few being solely advisory and others totally independent. All state boards have three primary levers: the powers of policy, convening, and questioning.