Meet the Superintendent
In April 2019, Rob Watson was selected as the incoming Superintendent of Missoula County Public Schools. For the past 7 years he has served as the Superintendent of Bozeman Public Schools. Previously, Rob worked as the Principal of Bozeman High School (2009-2012) and as a middle and high school principal in Missoula County Public Schools (2001-2009). Rob has also worked as a school administrator in Great Falls and began his career as a math and science teacher in Anchorage, Alaska.
Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Montana State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alaska, and received his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana in 2009. Currently, Rob is a member of the Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council for the Montana Board of Public Education. Rob also has experience as a board member for several local organizations: the Bozeman Public Library Foundation, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, and Greater Gallatin United Way.
In 2015, Rob was in the inaugural group, joining 27 fellow superintendents from around the country, to achieve National Superintendent Certification. In 2016, Rob was honored by the School Administrators of Montana with the GV Erickson Award - the highest recognition given to a school administrator for notable service and dedication. In 2019, Rob was named Montana’s Superintendent of the Year.
Rob believes that providing positive leadership for the local education community is important in creating opportunities to help all students succeed.