Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Shawn Rubin, Segal Fellow

Shawn Rubin

2009 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellow

Shawn C. Rubin  is Chief Education Officer at Highlander Institute in Providence, Rhode Island. Shawn designs and manages the institute’s blended and personalized learning initiatives. He is a thought leader around coaching and consulting approaches to personalized learning and has been an integral driver of personalized learning growth in Rhode Island. His ten years in the classroom have informed his insider’s view into the challenges and limitations teachers face on a daily basis. Shawn is the co-author of Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change, which was released in October of 2018 by Harvard Education Press. Shawn is the architect of the Highlander Institute's Fuse program, which trains educators to become change agents for personalized learning in schools and districts. He is also the co-founder and CEO of a competency assessment startup called Metryx. Shawn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and his master’s in Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shawn co-founded an international non-profit called Longitude in 2006 to support grassroots human-rights efforts in Ghana and India. Shawn won the 2017 iNACOL’s Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning award. Shawn also won MassCue’s 2015 Pathfinder award and the Americorps Alums 2009 Eli Segal Entrepreneurship award. Shawn lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and two boys. He is the son of two career educators and an avid Detroit sports fan. Follow Shawn on twitter @ShawnCRubin.