Dr. Baldwin received his Bachelor of Science from Springfield College, a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Robert Baldwin began his professional career as a teacher/coach.
In 1998, he entered the school administration as an assistant principal at the middle school level. In 2001, he began his role as the Principal of Middleborough High School.
In 2005, Dr. Baldwin assumed the duties of Superintendent of Schools for the Fairhaven Public Schools. He immediately created an organizational structure and culture in order to refocus the district. The district was able to secure the talents of administrators who are making extraordinary differences in the buildings and programs that they lead. The new faculty and staff have chosen to teach in Fairhaven. Most importantly, parents have openly stated that they have chosen to live Fairhaven due in large part to the school system.
Past AASA Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year: Bradford Jackson
2019 Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year: Eric Conti
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement