Stephanie Robinson, recently retired as Principal Partner at the Education Trust, has dedicated more than 30 years of experience working with schools and communities to ensure that all students reach high standards. Prior to joining the Education Trust, Robinson spent many years working to improve public education. She has served as a public school teacher/administrator in the Montclair, New Jersey, school system. She has also served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Kansas City School District in Missouri. Additionally, Robinson spent numerous years as the Education Director for the National Urban League, where she designed and implemented the National Education Initiative. At the Education Trust, she provided technical assistance to school districts implementing standards-based reform. She worked with boards of education, school administrators, principals, and teachers to implement policies and practices aimed at improving teaching and learning; she directed research on high impact high schools and led the Transforming School Counseling Initiative. Robinson graduated cum laude from Douglass College, Rutgers University; received a Master's in Social Work from the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work; and earned a PhD in Human Growth and Development/School Administration from the Union Institute.