Robert Rauh

“My talk topic will be focused on ripples of hope on Milwaukee’s North Side and dispelling the assumption that demography determines destiny.”

Robert Rauh is the CEO and former founding principal of Milwaukee College Prep. During his tenure at Milwaukee College Prep, it has grown from a small, one-campus organization to more than 2000 students at four campuses in Milwaukee.

Mr. Rauh began his teaching career as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching at a school in West Los Angeles. He then served as a middle school teacher, athletic director and head basketball coach at his alma mater, Brookfield Academy, for six years. He also previously served as the principal of Urban Day School, then the largest school participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice (voucher) program. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Rauh earned his master’s degree in education leadership through the Kingenstein Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also serves on the boards of Schools That Can Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Charter School Advocates and City Year Milwaukee.