Rowland Baker has been recognized for his leadership in the United States and Internationally with his work in education, innovation, leadership and technology. He has served public education for over forty years, and has been awarded for his work as a teacher, principal, director of technology and assistant superintendent for over 45,000 students. He is one of a handful of educators who was requested to present to White House Staff during the Obama Administration, and was asked to be at the White House when President Obama signed the new Every Student Succeeds Act in December of 2015.
Because of Mr. Baker’s unique background and expertise, he is a sought after presenter nationally and Internationally. He has keynoted and presented in hundreds of conferences and summits in the Untied States and over twenty countries around the world including, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Republic, and Viet Nam. He was also invited to participate in the Open Educational Resource Congress, held at UNESCO in Paris, France. Rowland was also part of a select group of educators world-wide invited to attend the Founding meeting of EDusummIT in The Hague, Netherlands in 2009, and has continued to be active in their meetings bi-annual in Paris France, Washington, DC, and Bangkok, Thailand.
Rowland’s message is founded in passion, humor, expertise and his commitment that we can make our world better through education and innovation. He lives in California with his wife, daughter and one wild dog. He still surfs competitively at 65 years of age.