Meet Robin

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Meet Robin

 

Robin is a retired educator with over 32 years of experience in the public school system of Alabama both as a teacher and administrator.  She is most proud of the 25 years that she spent in the classroom working with students both in the Mobile County Public School System and the Hoover City School System.  She has served on numerous state, regional and national boards.  She has been president and executive director of several state education associations.  Robin has experience working with the public, legislators, governors and business leaders with educational programs and initiatives.   She has stood up to powerful lobbies and lobbyist and has been a strong advocated for children and teachers. 

After retirement Robin attended the Birmingham School of Law.  She is a lifelong learner who feels that additional knowledge of the law is important for everyday citizens.  She also works part-time for an educational software company. 

She is a devout Christian who believes that God’s calling for her has been to serve people.  She now wants to focus on helping all citizens of Alabama by being your next Public Service Commissioner.

Her leisure time activities include running, reading and spending time with her family. 

Robin has a wonderful family most of who live in the Mobile, Fairhope area of our state.  She has a sister with cerebral palsy who lives in Montgomery.  She also has multiple rescued dogs and cats that she refers to as her “fur-babies”.   Her love of God, family and her lifelong commitment to serving the people of Alabama has driven her to seek public office. 

Meet Robin

 

Robin is a retired educator with over 32 years of experience in the public school system of Alabama both as a teacher and administrator.  She is most proud of the 25 years that she spent in the classroom working with students both in the Mobile County Public School System and the Hoover City School System.  She has served on numerous state, regional and national boards.  She has been president and executive director of several state education associations.  Robin has experience working with the public, legislators, governors and business leaders.   She has stood up to powerful lobbies and lobbyist and has been a strong advocated for children and teachers. 

After retirement Robin attended the Birmingham School of Law.  She is a lifelong learner who feels that additional knowledge of the law is important for everyday citizens.  She also works for an educational software company. 

She is a devout Christian who believes that God’s calling for her has been to serve people.  She now wants to focus on helping all citizens of Alabama by being your next Public Service Commissioner.

Her leisure time activities include running, reading and spending time with her family. 

Robin has a wonderful family most of who live in the Mobile, Fairhope area of our state.  She has a sister with cerebral palsy who lives in Montgomery.  She also has multiple rescued dogs and cats that she refers to as her “fur-babies”.  

Her love of God, family and her lifelong commitment to serving the people of Alabama has driven her to seek public office. 

Resume

 

Educational Preparation

 

Degrees Earned

 

Ed.D    2014       Samford University              Educational Leadership

Ed.S.    2007       University of Montevallo    Educational Leadership

 

MAT    1982       Winthrop College                  Physical Education

BS        1980       Winthrop College                  Physical Education

                                               

Current Enrollment

 

Birmingham School of Law

 

Professional Experience

2014 - Present                                     Wise Technology

                                                              Fairhope, Alabama

                                                              Chief Operating Officer (COO) 

 

2010 – 2014                                         Hoover City School System

                                                                Trace Crossings Elementary

                                                                Principal/Central Office

 

2006 – 2010                                         Hoover City School System

                                                                Shades Mountain Elementary

                                                                Assistant Principal

 

1992 - 2006                                          Hoover City School System

                                                                Riverchase Elementary - 2004 – 2006        

                                                                Trace Crossings Elementary - 1992 – 2004

                                                                Hoover, Alabama                                                                                                                                        Physical Education Teacher

                                                                               

1982 - 1992                                          Mobile County Public School System

                                                                Maryvale Elementary School / Dodge Elementary

                                                                Mobile, Alabama

                                                                Physical Education Teacher

  

Honors

Professional Honors

2008 – University of Montevallo – Outstanding Graduate Student – Educational Leadership

 

1997 – The Alabama State Teacher of the Year

 

1997 – The Alabama State Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

1996 – ASAHPERD Honor Award

 

1996 – Alabama State School Board District IV Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

1996 – Hoover City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

1995 – Trace Crossings School Teacher of the Year

 

1992 – One of six finalist for the National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year sponsored by the National Association for  Sport and Physical Education, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

1992 – Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year given by the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1991 – Alabama Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year given by the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance, Birmingham, Alabama

 

1992 – Teacher Merit Award given by the Mobile Rotary Club, Mobile, Alabama

 

1992 – Who's Who among America’s Teachers, (Nominated by a former student during her senior year in high school)

 

1991 – Who's Who in American Education

 

1990, 1991 – Nominee for the Alabama State Teacher of the Year by the faculty of Maryvale Elementary School

 

1989 – Heart of Gold Award, given by the Mobile County Public School System

 

1984 – Teacher of the Year, Maryvale Elementary School

 

 

Professional Associations and Affiliations and Offices Held

 

CLAS -                  Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

 

NSTOY -               National State Teachers of the Year

 

NSDC -                  National Staff Development Council

 

Past Memberships and Offices Held

AAHPERD - The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Offices/ Legislative Action Committee for SDAAHPERD 1993 - 1996 (Chair 1995-1996); Secretary, Council on Physical Education for Children Committees - (COPEC) for SDAAHPERD 1991 - 1992

 

ASAHPERD -  The Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Offices Held -       Past-President 1996-1997; President 1995-1996; President-Elect 1994 - 1995; Director of Public Relations, 1996-1999; Director of Publications 1993 - 1994; Vice President of the Physical Education Division 1992 - 1993; Vice President-Elect of the Physical Education Division 1991 - 1992; Secretary 1990 - 1991

 

Other Service -     Executive Committee 1994 - 1998 (chair 96-97); Nominating Committee, Chair 1996-1997; Elections Committee, Chair 1996-1997; Program Planning, Chair 1996-1997; Executive Director Selection/Evaluation Committee, Chair 1995-1997; Budget Subcommittee 1993 - 1998; Applied Strategic Planning Committee 1992 - 1995; Organizational Technology Committee, Chair 1994 - 1995; Nominating Committee 1993 - 1994; Journal Editorial Board, Chair 1993 - 1994; Fall Conference Registration, Co-Chair 1993; Spring Conference Manager 1991 - 1993; Awards Committee Review, Chair 1993; Elementary/Secondary Teacher of the Year, Chair 1992; Middle School Teacher of the Year, Chair 1993; JRFH  Awards Committee 1991; Publicity Committee 1989; Recorder /Presider State Conventions 1986 - 1993

 

ACoE-                   The Alabama Conference of Educators

Offices                   President – 2002 –2005

                                Executive Director – 2005 – 2008

 

ASTF -                   The Alabama State Teacher Forum

Offices/                  Leadership Council 1996- 2008; President-Elect 1997-1998; President 1998-1999; Past-President, 1999-2000

Other Offices -      Conference Planning

 

Honor Societies                  Omicron Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

 

Other Affiliations:

 

Governor’s Commission on Teacher Quality (Teacher Quality Enhancement Project – Title II) – By appointment of Governor Don Siegelman/ Reappointed by Governor Bob Riley

  • Co-Chair, State-Wide Mentoring Program, 1999 – 2003

 

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards –

  • National Teacher Assessment Development Team – 1999-Fall 2000

  • Trainer Portfolio Scoring – 2001 – 2009

 

A+ Research Foundation - Board of Directors, 1997 - 2006

  • Co-Chair, Task Force on Teaching and Student Achievement – Publication –Teaching and Learning: Meeting the Challenge of High Standards, a Report to the people of Alabama

 

SERVE - South Eastern Regional Vision for Education

  • SERVE Board of Directors, 1999 – 2002, Teacher of the Year Advisory Committee, - 1996-1999

 

National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future,

·Southeast Advisory Board – 1999- 2002

 

Alabama State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Committee,

  • Teacher advisory committee to the State Superintendent of Education) 1996- 2000

 

ESEA/ NCLB Teacher Quality working Group – SDE & A+ Education Foundation – 2003

 

Alabama Task Force on Student Achievement, 1997 - 1999,

  • Co-Chair (Document Released July 1999 – “Teaching and Learning: Meeting the Challenge of High Standards – A Report to the People of Alabama)

 

Elementary Grades Committee, Alabama State Department of Education - 1996-1997

 

National Teacher Forum, Washington, D.C. - 1997 Alabama Representative

 

Alabama’s Representative for the National Teacher of the Year 1997 –

  • Met President Clinton, Vice President Gore and The Secretary of Education, Richard Riley

 

Alabama Teacher Representative

  • Met President George W. Bush – Montgomery - 2005

 

Scholastic Network Teacher of the Year Advisory Board - 2000

 

Service:

  • Alabama State Department of Education – SAS Team – Subject Area Specialist Team.  Review of College of Education/Teacher Education Program Compliance – July 2014

  • Safety Management – plan for redesign  of all Hoover City Elementary Schools – Winter 2013

  • Completion of Federal Grant for Safe and Drug Free Schools – Winter 2013

  • RTI (Response to Intervention) District Implementation Committee 2010-2012

  • Cultural Responsiveness Training for Administrators – Vivian Elliott  - 3 year training program to improve cultural diversity training among teachers and administrators – 2010 – 2013

  • Alabama Reading Initiative Training – 2011 – 2012

  • Managing Crisis Training  / Incident Command System Training for Crisis Teams - 2008 - 2009

 

Inservice, Workshops and Conference Presentations

* Keynote Speaker and Presenter - over 150 National, Regional, State and Local conventions and conferences. 

Sample:

2013 – NCATE Alabama State Alliance – Presentation Dean of Educations State Conference – Vignettes for School University Partnerships

2012 – NCATE - State Alliance / National Alliance –for Clinical Educator Preparation and Partnerships - Round table presentation at the national meeting held in October of 2012 in St. Louis Missouri .

Presentation: School University Partnerships

 

2012 – Alabama State Alliance for Clinical Educator Preparation – Dean of Education State Meeting – Presentation: School University Partnerships

2012 – Alabama Participant – RESPECT Project – Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching – A National Conversation with Teachers of the Year – Montgomery, Alabama – June 2012

2007 & 2008 – National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – Presentation – NBPTS – Scoring – The Alabama National Board Network

 

Professional Papers and Publications

 

Litaker, R. A. (2014). The Development of a School University Partnership Model. (Doctoral dissertation Samford University).

Litaker, Robin “Making A Difference” Alabama Education Journal, January 1997

Litaker, Robin “Even as Michelangelo...”Alabama Association of School Boards Journal, Vol. 17, No.9 1996.

Litaker, Robin "Individualized Physical Fitness Program", ASAHPERD Journal, 26, pp.15-16, 1993.

Contributing Author, Ideas for Action NASPE 1993 – Individualized Physical Fitness Program

Litaker, Robin, K-2 Motor Development Guide, Mobile County Public Schools, 1987

 

Other Articles include - Article for The Alabama PTA Bulletin - winter 1997; A+ Report Newsletter of The A+ Research Foundation - fall 1996, ACSAS Newsletter, Article for Alabama Council for School Administrators and Supervisors, fall 1996

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