Sharon Robinson
President and CEO


  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher development

Sharon P. Robinson is president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). A lifelong civil rights activist, she is known for her unwavering commitment to educate and maximize the potential of all students, especially those with disabilities and racial/ethnic minorities. Before arriving at AACTE in 2005, Robinson headed the Educational Policy Leadership Institute of the Educational Testing Service. She also served as that organization’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, and as vice president for teaching and learning and for state and federal relations. Previously, Robinson was assistant secretary of education with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement (now the Institute of Education Sciences). She also formerly worked in a variety of leadership positions at the National Education Association. Robinson earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as her doctorate in educational administration and supervision from the University of Kentucky. She serves on numerous education-related boards and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisville, among other awards.