Robert was born in Kenya, where he worked in nursery schools for many years. He has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from BMCC and a BA in Elementary Education from City College, graduating Cum Laude. Robert has also received his Masters in Early Childhood Education with honors in Education at City College. Robert began his training as a certified Montessori teacher at Westside Montessori School in early 2008 and graduated in 2012. Even in his spare time, Robert can often be found with children, telling stories of life in Kenyan villages, where wild animals walk around like pets. Robert has two daughters. He has been with the School for 28 years.