Erik Robelen
Deputy Director

Erik Robelen is EWA’s deputy director. He plays a key role in conceptualizing and developing seminars and other events, edits and writes for the EWA website, and shares in the organization’s strategic leadership.

Before joining EWA, Erik worked for fifteen years as a reporter and editor at the national newspaper Education Week. As an editor, he oversaw coverage of teaching, standards, assessment, and curriculum. As a reporter, he wrote widely on K–12 issues, including federal and state policy; charter schools and school choice; standards and testing; and teaching and curriculum.

Previously, Erik was an education analyst and writer at ASCD, a national education organization, and worked as a reporter and editor at Inside Washington Publishers.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.