Dr. Robyn Madison-Harris
Senior Technical Assistance ConsultantCompany: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
(Canceled) Using Cultural and Linguistic Competence to Guide the Journey Toward Sustainable Growth and Impact
2021 Conference Session: Cultivating an Inclusive and Equitable Workplace by Leveraging Cultural and Linguistic Competence (S3-B)
Dr. Robyn Madison-Harris is a senior technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR) where she has been a project lead and/or team member at the former Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers; co-liaison to the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation and College and Career Readiness and Success Center; and co-lead of the SECC Assessment and Accountability Network, SECC Equity Summit, and SECC equity learning journey. She is currently the State Liaison and Partnership Facilitator Lead for the Regional Education Laboratory Southwest Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Partnership in Louisiana and member of the Cultural and Linguistic Competence workgroup. Primary foci include, but are not limited to, providing professional development, technical assistance, and exploring and pursuing business development opportunities aligned with the AIR mission and vision.
In addition to working at AIR, Robyn previously taught English, African-American literature and history, and publications; led an alternative school; supervised academics in a state education agency-run (SEA-run) district for students with exceptionalities; and worked in the Communications and Legislative Services and Assessment and Accountability divisions at an SEA.
In her 24-year tenure as an educator, she gleaned vast collective experience in accountability; assessment; career and college readiness; cultural and linguistic competence; data use; diversity, equity, and inclusion; education policy; geographical information systems mapping; holistically serving youth in alternative and traditional education settings; leadership; literacy; multi-tiered systems of support; school improvement; social and emotional learning; teacher recruitment, professional development, and retention; trauma-informed educational practices; and more.
Dr. Madison-Harris has a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English, and a Master of Education in administration and supervision, both from Southern University-Baton Rouge, and a Doctor of Education in organizational leadership with an educational leadership specialization from Nova Southeastern University.