Dane Roberts received his MBA from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in their Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) and his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and History of Western Civilization from the University of Pittsburgh. Before assuming leadership at Monticello Academy, Mr. Roberts led the English language-side of Texas’s first Chinese dual language immersion school. In three years, the school rose from a rating of C and rank of #477 in a region of 892 schools to an A+ and #20 rank. Mr. Roberts was a middle school English teacher for 10 years, including as a founding 6th grade teacher at KIPP Sharpstown College Prep in Houston, TX, which became one of the highest-performing schools in the city. Mr. Roberts is passionate about the Monticello Academy mission–especially the Core Knowledge curriculum. He loves spending time with his wife and five children in the great outdoors of Utah.