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Robert Long III, Ed.D.

Senior Regional Advocacy Director - West Houston

Dr. Robert Long joined Raise Your Hand Texas in 2019, transitioning from a voluntary role, serving as an alumni regional director, into a new role as regional advocacy director. Today, Robert serves as the Senior Regional Advocacy Director – West Houston, working to develop and support grassroots advocacy efforts in the West Houston Area.

Dr. Long comes to the Foundation with 21 years in public education, having served as a campus principal at both the elementary and secondary levels. He was appointed to the Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors by Governor Greg Abbott in 2016 and most recently served as vice chair of the board during the 86th Legislative Session. He also serves as an adjunct professor of epistemology and qualitative research methods in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Houston.

Dr. Long received his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Stephen F. Austin State University, his master’s in education leadership and administration from Sam Houston State University, and his doctorate in educational leadership from Texas A&M University. Dr. Long resides in Tomball with his wife Kari and their two children, Kaden and Kameron.

The world is changed by your example not by your opinion. - Paulo Coelho
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