Robert James Burkhardt, Jr.
Head of School, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center Estes Park, Colorado, Ph.D. in Education, Union Graduate School
Nominee: Dennis Littky
Robert Burkhardt is Head of School at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado, a position he has held for the past fourteen years. Prior to that Robert was involved in National Service work for fifteen years with the California and San Francisco Conservation Corps. A former Peace Corps Volunteer (Iran), circus juggler, newspaper reporter, plumber and classroom teacher, Robert holds degrees from Princeton, Columbia and Union Graduate School. He is a recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service (1988), the Josh Miner Experiential Education Award (1997), and was a 2005 Klingenstein Fellow. Robert is married to Elizabeth Halas, and they have two children: Eileen (16) and Patrick (14).