Robert J. Weintraub, Ed.D.
Dr. Robert Weintraub is a long-time English teacher, pre-k-12 school administrator, and professor of education leadership and policy studies. Currently, he is a senior lecturer and program director at BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. He served for three years as Professor of Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University. Before working in higher education, Dr. Weintraub served for 19 years as headmaster of Brookline High School. In that role, he helped develop several important equity initiatives – the African American and Latinx Scholars Program, The BHS Tutorial, and The Calculus Project. These programs helped to dramatically diminish the achievement gaps at the school and served as national models. Dr. Weintraub worked with the community and BHS alumni/ae to found the BHS 21st Century Fund (now the BHS Innovation Fund). This foundation has raised around $15 million for innovative programming at the high school. Dr. Weintraub was the founding principal of the K–8 micro-society magnet school in Lowell, Massachusetts. The micro-society school received national attention for its innovative child-centered curriculum and was voted one of the best 50 elementary schools in the nation. Earlier in his career, Dr. Weintraub worked as a community organizer in Birmingham, Alabama, and taught English at Miles College, an Historically Black College in Birmingham.