Rob Waldron


  • Academic performance
  • Academic standards
  • Assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Classroom technology
  • College and career readiness
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Curriculum
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education technology
  • Educational standards
  • Instructional tools
  • Online learning
  • Personalized learning
  • Special education
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Teacher support

Rob Waldron is CEO of Curriculum Associates. He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve classrooms everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have quintupled, making Curriculum Associates the nation’s fastest-growing K-12 education publishing company. Curriculum Associates employs more than 700 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from both the Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe. Previously, Waldron was CEO of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit preparing preschoolers from low-income backgrounds for success, and CEO of the K-12 tutoring division of Kaplan Education. He also served as an operating executive at Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm. Waldron has earned recognition as an EdTech Digest CEO of the Year, the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. An Aspen Institute/Pahara fellow, Waldron served as a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and is on the board of Van Pool, a transportation provider for students with special needs. Waldron has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Harvard.