Robin is a Research Associate at RMC Research with over 10 years of experience providing professional development, training, and technical assistance to state departments of education and ministries of education in the United States territories and freely associated states. Robin provides management and technical assistance support for the Regional Educational Laboratory (Appalachia). Her work on REL Appalachia includes advising on technical assistance activities and conducting quality assurance and quality control reviews for the Cross-State Partnership on Using Data and Evidence to Facilitate Change, the Kentucky Rural College and Career Readiness Partnership, the Tennessee Early Literacy Partnership, the West Virginia Workforce Readiness Partnership, and the West Virginia Family Math Nights project. Additionally, she provides technical assistance for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Comprehensive Centers. Robin served as deputy director for the REL Pacific where she facilitated research partnerships on improving teacher effectiveness and early reading instruction, mentored staff on the design and delivery of technical assistance to support capacity building for research and evidence use and led the project and financial management components of the project. She also served as the director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center, leading the conceptualization and delivery of services to the five-state region. She has also provided senior management support for the North Central, Southeast, and Texas Comprehensive Centers, mentoring project directors on design and delivery of large-scale multi-state technical assistance projects and assisting with financial, project and personnel management on these projects. For over 20 years, Robin served in K-12 education roles, including as a state education agency administrator, superintendent, principal and teacher. As Interim Superintendent of Louisiana’s Recovery School District in New Orleans, she led the initial restoration and rebuilding efforts for the city’s schools, under state oversight, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to that role, Robin held several positions of increasing authority at the Louisiana Department of Education, including Assistant Superintendent for Student and School Performance. Through these roles, she served as state director for Title I, Title II, Title V, and Reading First. Additionally, Robin provided leadership for the state’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, and Title III, ensuring that the needs of all students were addressed through the state’s standards, curriculum, assessment, and accountability systems. Robin completed her PhD in Educational Leadership and Research, her MA in Curriculum and Instruction (Concentration in Early Childhood Education), and her BS in Elementary Education all from Louisiana State University.

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