Degrees and Certifications:

Robert Oden

Robert Oden (also known as -  Rob Oden, Rob or ODEN)


  • Undergraduate School: University of Michigan - Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology while dual enrolled in the School of Education 

  • Graduate School: University of Detroit Mercy - Masters of Arts, School Counseling

  • Post Graduate School: MSSP - Certification in Educational Leadership (Administration)

About Mr. Oden:

Rob Oden was born and raised in the city of Detroit where he attended Detroit Crockett Vocational High School before heading 40 minutes down 94 west to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Rob completed his student teaching experience at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and eventually moved on to embark on an 11+ year  “tour” as an educator at the high school level. Some of Mr. Oden’s past and present districts include, Ann Arbor Public Schools (Skyline High), Detroit Public Schools, Oak Park Public Schools, two charter schools, Romulus School District and then back to Ann Arbor Public Schools for a middle school experience (currently serving at Tappan Middle School). This is Mr. Oden’s 14th year and counting in education. He has served as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, School Counselor and Administrator. 

Oden is the youngest of 4, in which all of his siblings attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and are educators in districts within and outside of the state of Michigan. Rob currently does not have any children, but in the meantime, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Eboni, dining out, fishing at his family’s private lake, and creating custom apparel for various customers and organizations via his screen printing business. 

Mr. Oden also runs a Leadership-Mentorship group/program at Tappan Middle School called Winner’s Circle. This program provides mentorship and support to at-risk youth to ease the challenges of school, academics and personal/social concerns. In this group, students are a part of a weekly and monthly regimen of learning that will aid them in increasing their citizenship (behavior) for a better social life, better peer to peer relationships and better teacher to student relationships. Mr. Oden believes that behavior and mindset are two of the cornerstones of success. Oden often says, “ If students can have a mindset to make better choices as it pertains to their actions and behavior, then they WILL open up the opportunity to learn academically and be coachable enough to receive life lessons for a better future.”