Assistant Principals & Deans Mid-Winter Summit Speakers

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Robert Schindler

Robert Schindler is a graduate of Chippewa Valley High School, Eastern Michigan University (B.S., cum laude) and Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude). Bob has been an attorney with Lusk Albertson since its inception and focuses his legal practice on the areas of labor and employment law, general school law, and civil litigation and appeals. He has successfully represented public school clients in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies (including the State Tenure Commission, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission), in labor arbitrations, and at the collective bargaining table.

Bob has become known throughout the state not just as a school law attorney, but as a speaker, author, and teacher as well. In this regard, he speaks regularly on education law and labor and employment topics to school districts and professional organizations, including the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, the Michigan Negotiators Association, the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, and others. He has also published several articles in the member newsletter for the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators and helps produce regular newsletters for the Michigan Negotiators Association and the Metro Bureau.

In addition, Bob is an adjunct professor at Oakland University. In this role he teaches Education Law to teachers and administrators seeking their Ed.S. degree through OU’s Department of Educational Leadership. He is also a member of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys and has served on their Board of Directors.

Education has long been a passion of Bob’s as he began his professional career as a secondary-level Social Studies teacher and coach. He is also an avid skier, cyclist, and fan of Detroit and Michigan State sports. His biggest passion, however, is his wife Danielle and their four children, with whom he resides in Beverly Hills.

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Bob Kefgen

Bob Kefgen

Bob Kefgen comes to MASSP with over ten years of experience in state politics, with a particular focus on education and human services policy. He began his career in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he worked as a legislative aide and eventually chief of staff. He spent two years as legislative liaison for the Michigan Association of School Administrators. Immediately prior to coming to MASSP, Bob worked at the Michigan Department of Human Services where he was involved with a variety of strategic planning and process re-engineering projects, with a focus on child welfare. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he studied history and German.

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