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Bob Lenz

Founder and Chief of Innovation at Envision Education. For the past 20 years, Bob has served schools as a teacher, student activities director, reform leader and principal. In the 1990's, Bob was a leader in Sir Francis Drake High School's (San Anselmo, CA) whole school redesign effort. Under Bob's leadership, Drake was named a "New American High School" (1 of 13 in 1999) by Secretary of Education, Richard Riley and featured on the cover of US News and World Report as an example of high school reform that works. He is recognized nationally as a leader in high school redesign, project-based learning, 21st Century skills education and performance assessment. Envision Schools' education model has opened a path to college access and success for underserved urban students at Envision's four Bay Area college prep high schools.

Bob was the first in his family to receive a college degree, obtaining a B.A. from St. Mary's College and a M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Buck Institute for Education and on the Advisory Council for the St. Mary's College School of Education.

Areas of Interest: 
School redesign,
Performance Based Assessment,
Deeper Learning,
21st Century Skills

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