Daphne Robinson

Daphne Robinson

2018 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter Schools, Shelby County Schools

Daphné J.M. Robinson is currently the Director of Charter Schools for Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. She oversees all authorization functions within the district. She also provides oversight, accountability, and support for the charter schools authorized by the district. Daphne brings a unique perspective to the newly reinvented Office of Charter Schools. She spent 13 years serving students in a nationally recognized early college high school in Indianapolis, Indiana. In her roles as Principal and Director of Counseling, 100% of her students who graduated were also accepted to 4-year colleges and universities. Daphne earned her Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University (Ohio).


Most Recent Posts
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...