Robert Klempen
Director, District Support Services

(Retired Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District)

Robert A. Klempen has been working nationally to improve the critical thinking skills of school leaders. His approach includes providing both structured skill development workshops for leaders and facilitating, as a consultant, successful resolution to the most challenging issues facing administrators today.

Mr. Klempen has been a teacher and administrator in three different states: Wisconsin, Florida and California and, in addition, he served as an executive in the private sector.

His administrative leadership in schools includes his work as Deputy Superintendent for the Orange County, Florida Public School District, the nation’s 12th largest public school district, with over 150,000 students and 800 administrators. In Orange County, he led a restructuring effort that transformed a slow-moving bureaucracy into a dynamic, responsive, decentralized organization.