North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Welcomes Dr. Sharon P. Robinson

Jade Floyd,
or 202.478.4596

Who:     Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), will keynote the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (NC-ACTE) during their 25th Annual Fall Teacher Education Forum.

What:     NC-ACTE is the organization that unites teacher educators in both public and private colleges and universities, staff and faculty in state created initiatives and consortiums, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Originally separate, two teacher education organizations merged in 2005 to form the NC-ACTE. Always cooperative, the two organizations came together every fall to sponsor jointly the NC Teacher Education Forum now in its 25th year. For more information on NC-ACTE and their Teacher Education Forum please visit

When:     Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interviews are available via phone by contacting Jade Floyd, communications manager AACTE, 202.478.4596 or

Where:     North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. Phone number: 919.872.2323

Why:     Dr. Robinson was selected as AACTE’s top executive in 2005 and assumed leadership of the association in April of that year. In selecting Dr. Robinson, AACTE’s board of directors acknowledged her strong commitment to high-quality teaching, rigorous scholarship, and diversity in the nation’s teaching workforce. A lifelong civil rights activist, Robinson has waged a personal crusade to realize the nation’s moral and professional responsibility to educate and maximize the potential of minority and disabled students.
Dr. Robinson was formerly president of the Educational Testing Service’s Educational Policy Leadership Institute. Before joining ETS, Robinson was assistant secretary of education with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement.

She also held a variety of leadership positions at the National Education Association, including director of the National Center for Innovation, NEA’s research and development arm. Just prior to joining AACTE, Robinson served briefly as interim deputy director of the National PTA’s Programs and Legislation office.


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