Daphne Robinson

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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
One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual...
Colorado HB1295: When Everyone But the Impacted Community Determines Education Policy for the Community
When is a public charter school in the community’s interest? Community can mean different things to different people of course, but generally NACSA believes that engaging community and gauging community needs to...
Biden’s FY2022 Budget and What It Means for Charter Schools & Authorizing
On Friday, May 28th, the Biden administration released their proposed budget for the 2022 fiscal year, which is set to begin on October 1, 2021 and run through September 30,...