Dr. Robinson is a tireless advocate of public education and in her more than three decades in public education has developed close working relationships with some of the most prestigious educational organizations in the country. Dr. Robinson was one of the members of the inaugural class of Broad Center Fellows, a program designed to prepare and challenge urban school leaders. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in improving urban education and is frequently asked to speak at conferences and events hosted by organizations such as The Wallace Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislators, American Association of School Administrators and the Urban Superintendent's Association of America. Dr. Robinson has received numerous awards, including the National Alliance of Black School Educators 2009 Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year Award.
Dr. Robinson is an active member of the community and has formed partnerships with local agencies and businesses to increase educational opportunities. She serves on numerous boards including the Fort Wayne Economic Alliance, Vision 2020, Knight Foundation, Invent Tomorrow Education Consortium, Junior Achievement, Parkview Hospital and Manchester College, among others. In August of 2005, she was jointly appointed to serve on the Indiana Education Roundtable by Governor Mitch Daniels and then-State Superintendent Dr. Suellen Reed, and in 2010, she joined the State Superintendent Study Council.
In her 35 years with Fort Wayne Community Schools, she has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and central office administrator. She was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in July 2003 after an eight-year assignment as Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Robinson was awarded her undergraduate and advanced degrees from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ball State University in Muncie. Her Ed.D. in educational administration and supervision was obtained from Ball State in 1996.
2009 - National Alliance of Black School Educators Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year
2008 - Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents District II Superintendent of the Year
2004 - Athena Award
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