New Faculty Spotlight: Rob Nasatir, World Languages Department Chair & Spanish Teacher

As he joins the MFS community, Rob Nasatir steps into the dual role of World Languages Department Chair and Upper School Spanish Teacher. Rob holds a B.A. in English from Belmont University and two degrees from Vanderbilt University: a M.A. in comparative literature and a Ph.D. in Spanish. Before teaching at the secondary level, he worked as an Assistant Spanish Professor and served as the Associate Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. Rob most recently worked at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, where he taught all levels of Spanish and served as the world language department chair.

Despite his extensive experience, Moorestown Friends will provide Rob with a brand new adventure.

“I am excited by the challenge of a grade 6-12 world language program as well as the opportunity to learn and continue to grow as an educator,” said Rob. “I’m particularly excited about teaching in a Friends school.”

Since his first day in front of a classroom, Rob couldn’t imagine spending the rest of his life anywhere else, and he has a simple philosophy.

“For me, I just get out of the way of my students’ learning,” said Rob.

As the World Languages Chair, Rob is looking forward to collaborating with a dynamic and energetic department of Spanish, French, and Chinese teachers.

Rob describes himself as an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and, most of all, a music lover. In particular, he researches Cuban music and regularly visits the island to interview and collaborate with Cuban singer-songwriters and musicologists.