Bob Kuklis ’61 began his career as a secondary school social studies teacher from 1962 to 1968. From 1970 to 1972, Bob taught “Problems of Inquiry: Modernization in China and India” and wrote his doctoral study on “Problems of Inquiry: Social Sciences” at Amherst College, earning a doctorate of education in 1973 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Starting in 1972, Bob served as the social studies department chairperson for nine years; led as principal of three very different high schools for nine years; served as an assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction in one district for seven years; and concluded his career teaching, consulting, mentoring, coaching, supervising student teachers and prospective administrators, and writing. With two colleagues, he authored Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s membership book for 2004. In recent years, he has come to know Amherst students interested in educational careers through visits to the College and participation in Loeb Center Education Treks to New York City and New Orleans.