Dr. Bob Ogle has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of all aspects of Pacific Ridge School. He joined the founding staff in 2006 at the request of founding Head of School, Dr. Eileen Mullady, who was looking for a partner with whom she and the Board of Trustees could undertake the ambitious task of launching a new school.
Since joining Pacific Ridge, Dr. Ogle has helped craft the vision for the school, developed programs that define and support its mission, admitted the founding classes of students, hired and evaluated faculty, developed global programs, helped oversee the construction of several permanent campus facilities and managed the school’s overall operations. Before becoming Co-Head of School in July of 2011 and then succeeding Dr. Eileen Mullady as Head of School in April of 2013, Dr. Ogle led the founding Admissions effort and served as Academic Dean, Dean of Faculty and Assistant Head of School. He also teaches an English class each year.
Firmly committed to the value of an independent school education, Dr. Ogle has been a teacher and administrator at schools in New York, Utah and California, including several years spent teaching English and coaching baseball and basketball at his alma mater, Francis Parker School. His scholarly interests include curricular integration and global education, which he explored while receiving his doctorate at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ogle was drawn to Pacific Ridge’s mission elements of academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement and believes that they play an essential role in preparing young people to lead purposeful lives.
In addition to his Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and M.A. in English Education, all from Columbia University, Dr. Ogle holds B.A. degrees in English and Economics from the University of California, Davis. A sixth-generation San Diegan, he has been delighted to contribute to our local educational community through the establishment and growth of Pacific Ridge School. He, his wife and their two children live in Carlsbad.