ERS Team

Rob Daigneau


Rob joined ERS in 2011 and has led projects focused on long-term financial sustainability, school funding model redesign, the annual school planning process, and teacher career path and compensation. During the pandemic, Rob spent two years serving as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations for the South Bend Empowerment Zone, a group of five public schools in the South Bend Community School Foundation. He returned to ERS in 2024 and most recently, Rob has worked closely with district leaders in several school systems interested in revising their school funding systems to improve equity, flexibility, and transparency and aligning their annual planning process to support schools in using their resources in ways that best serve the needs of their school and community.
Prior to joining ERS, he taught 8th grade pre-algebra in Greenville, Mississippi. During that time, he also served as a coach of the middle school football team and worked in the after-school program tutoring children. After teaching, he earned his master’s in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Outside of work, Rob serves as the elected community representative on his neighborhood school’s council in Chicago. He also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, particularly with making ice cream and cookies as well as gardening–ask him about his plants. He also finds time to catch baseball games whenever he can and follows all things relating to Michigan football.

Previous Experience

Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra Teacher
Greenville, Mississippi


Masters, Public Policy
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy,
University of Michigan

B.A.,Political Science and Economics
Grand Valley State University


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