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Dr. Ian Roberts To Give Keynote Address at 2023 R Party

The new Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools has agreed to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the annual R Party being held on November 11th at the Downtown Marriott.

Dr. Roberts most recently served as Superintendent of Millcreek Township School District located in northwest Pennsylvania. Dr. Roberts is a lifelong educator who has held the roles of Chief Schools Officer, Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Principal, and Senior Vice President of a charter management organization. He has experience leading schools in a number of large and mid-sized cities, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and St. Louis. He is a proven champion for creating equitable opportunities for all students to thrive and is dedicated to ensuring that focus is a central part of his work in Des Moines.

Dr. Roberts holds numerous degrees and certificates including a Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in education from St. John’s University. He also earned the Harvard University Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership certificate.

Tickets to the 2023 R Party are available here. Corporate sponsorships are also available. Please contact to learn more.

Proceeds from the R Party will provide support to the TRHS Foundation, the TRHS actives department, as well as outreach funds for all TRHS feeder elementary and middle schools.

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