Robert Kitchens has been a part of the Marian community since 2008 when he entered into the 2nd Cohort of the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows. Prior to that, Robert earned a BA in Theology from Xavier University and taught middle school religion for two years in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Realizing that education was his passion, Robert joined the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows program and earned his MAT from Marian. In that time, Robert served as a special education English teacher at Arsenal Tech High School and Warren Central High School.
Robert began serving as the Program Director for the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows in the fall of 2011 after completing the first year of the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership. While leaving the classroom was a difficult decision, Robert felt that he could use this position to influence and guide teachers and, in turn, make a greater impact on the youth of Indianapolis. He currently holds an Indiana teaching license in grades 7-12 English and Mild Interventions as well as an K-12 Building Level Administrator license.