The pandemic/post-pandemic period was the perfect time to show leadership.
The metro area's top administrators, educators and teachers have had to deal with a lot of uncertainty and upheaval. They are probably the hardest-working people in the city, second only to the health care workers.
Memphis Business Journal’s next group, Women Who Lead: Honoring the top female educators from kindergarten through grade 12 seemed like a logical choice.
It is also logical to highlight the achievements of women who have broken the glass ceiling, and helped define the organizations they work for.
The editorial team of MBJ has selected women who have qualities that define leadership. These include keeping school operations running smoothly, developing curriculums, and adjusting technology processes. They also possess the leadership necessary to promote student success in classrooms and on campuses.
The 10 Women Who lead honorees in K-12 education have held many different positions involving diverse experiences. This informs the way each educator approaches various aspects of leading a school or its programs.
Women Who Lead, a monthly feature sponsored by Paragon Bank in MBJ, is a continuing monthly feature.
Freedom Prep Charter Schools Founder and CEO
Freedom Prep Charter Schools has been her company for the last 15 years. This includes managing and operating a charter school network in Southwest Memphis, with approximately 2,300 students from grades PreK-12.
She is a woman of remarkable accomplishments. 'She has educated and graduated multiple classes of Black children and Brown children from Southwest Memphis, with 100% acceptance into four-year colleges'
Roblin's next professional goal is to expand Freedom Prep's educational opportunities to Black and Brown children in the South, including Alabama, by 2025.
"Unfortunately, there is a negative trend that will impact our society in the future. The trend is a decline in the number of adults who enter the teaching profession. The teacher shortage is significant and numbers are increasing.