Robert Hagstrom, Ph.D.

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Executive Director

“Inspiration is not magic; 
 it is the product of empowering students to follow their natural curiosity”

As the Executive Director for the Coconino County Education Service Agency, Dr. Robert Hagstrom spends working hours coordinating the Innovation and Development Division’s critical work in our county.

The primary role for Dr. Hagstrom is to collaborate with the I&D team to manage and implement multiple grant funded projects throughout the county as well as provide distinguished and high-caliber professional development to publicly funded and tuition-based schools across Coconino County.  Fully endorsing the motto: Listen - Innovate - Serve, Dr. Hagstrom strives to exceed the needs of our community for the empowerment and prosperity of our educators and students.

Dr. Hagstrom completed his undergraduate work at Arizona State University earning one bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a second in Social and Behavioral Sciences.  He moved to Flagstaff in 2002 to attend Northern Arizona University where he completed a master’s degree in Human Relations – Counseling and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology emphasizing in Learning and Instruction and a specialization in Assessment in 2008.   Dr. Hagstrom previously served as the Director of Research, Assessment, and Data for the Flagstaff Unified School District between 2005 & 2022.

Outside of working hours Robert spends his time tinkering in the garage with a home project or school project with his kids. Robert spends a great deal of time outdoors swinging golf clubs, baseball bats, or tending to the chickens.  Flagstaff provides a lot of opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and the occasional snow.