Dr. Diane Robinson

pnet-bio-robinsonEarly in 2014 Robinson launched Public Square Partnership, a new education organization in Connecticut working to increase the number of world-class schools available to students growing up in low-income communities in the state. Public Square’s mission is to build a portfolio of effective human capital, school development and demand building education organizations that work collaboratively to accelerate impact in public education. Public Square’s goal is to help create 30,000 high-quality seats in low-income communities in the next 10 years.

In her most recent role prior to Public Square, Robinson worked as a Senior Director at Teach For All, coaching social entrepreneurs around the world to build public and private sector support to launch national movements to end educational inequity. Prior to that, she was the national director of recruitment and selection for the KIPP Foundation. In that role, she helped to grow the KIPP network by about 60 percent to nearly 100 schools.

Before joining KIPP, Robinson worked in leadership roles at Teach For America. During her tenure, she fundraised close to $10 million from public and private sectors, managed the Los Angeles and Hawaii regions, and started the Connecticut, Hawaii and Memphis regions. She began her career in education as a teacher through the Teach For America program in Los Angeles.

Robinson has a B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College, an M.A. in Multicultural Education from California State University at Dominguez Hills and a Doctor of Education Leadership from Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Aspen Institute-New Schools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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