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
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...
NACSA Names Courtney Hughley as Vice President of Communications
Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.  “I’m honored to join...
Read it in the Washington Post: Without Communities
Some important, really important, stakeholders are notably absent from a piece on the history of charter schools in Wednesday’s Washington Post. The author places teacher unions in opposition to education reformers and policymakers...