Director of Teaching and Learning
Robin Kanaan is a Director of Teaching and Learning for KnowledgeWorks, where she leads a team of technical assistance coaches to help schools personalize learning for students with competency-based education and early college high school.
Prior to joining KnowledeWorks, Kanaan was among the first Ohio educators to receive certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She gained statewide and national recognition as a Critical Friends Group trainer for the National School Reform Faculty and was later a key force behind the emergence of the Ohio Center for Essential School Reform as a leader in standards-based instruction and assessment. Her staff development experiences with Battelle For Kids expanded her knowledge of curriculum and instructional design and provided insights into value-added assessments. Robin’s 23 years of experience as a classroom teacher spanned elementary, middle and high school in both urban and suburban districts, with a focus on English Language Arts, reading and special education.
In her current role as Director of Teaching and Learning at KnowledgeWorks, Kanaan works with school districts around the country to ignite sparks resulting in personalized learning opportunities for all kids.