Richard Jeffrey Rhodes

Richard Jeffrey Rhodes is an experienced pre-K–12 educator who has served as a teacher, school administrator, and district-level leader. Before joining NWEA, Jeff worked as both a school and executive-level leader for almost twenty years in both traditional public and charter schools where he utilized MAP Growth and other meaningful data to facilitate the examination, development, and/or refinement of systems, processes, protocols, and practices to create the conditions for continuous improvement of student learning outcomes. An equity advocate, Jeff strives to continually promote learning for all students in environments that are safe and supportive. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in English education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Some of his research interests are school improvement, systems thinking, organizational learning, change leadership, and the power of story as a relational tool to build community in schools and beyond.