Robert E. Gresham IV was born in Jacksonville, Florida. A graduate from First Coast High School, he matriculated through Florida A & M University, where in addition to touring the country with the University’s Concert Choir, he majored in and received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Exceptional Student Education. In 2008, he returned to school and earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.
Robert began his teaching career in Tampa, Florida at Van Buren Middle School. During this time, he also worked at Guinta Middle School as a special education teacher. While in Hillsborough County, Robert coached football, track, and basketball. Leading and coaching quickly became his passion, and he later became the Assistant Principal of PIVOT Middle/ High Charter School.
Mr. Gresham and his wife relocated back to Jacksonville in 2014 where he served as the Assistant Principal of Jean Ribault High School, and Edward White High School. His experience also includes being an Assistant Principal at Hyde Park Elementary and North Shore Elementary. During his tenure in Duval Public Schools, he demonstrated steadfast leadership that resulted in high expectations, increased student achievement and character.
Robert is currently active with the Theta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity inc . In 2014, he became the director of, and revitalized, the Omega Lamplighters of Jacksonville. He co founded the mentoring group "Bridge Builders United" (BBU) in 2017. In BBU Mr. Gresham routinely facilitates workshops and community service projects to influence, shape and mold future leaders of tomorrow.
As an ordained deacon, foster parent, mentor and husband, Mr. Gresham is a determined leader who has provided students with the mental, spiritual, physical and intellectual tools necessary to go from good to GREAT.
Mr. Gresham IV currently serves as the Founding Principal at Icon Preparatory School Jacksonville, Florida; where he is empowering each individual student and teacher to experience growth to their highest potential.