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Robin Kanaan

Director, Teaching and Learning


Areas of Expertise: teaching and learning, leadership development, instructional coaching and facilitation

“I get to continue to impact my life’s work here – making school a better place for each and every learner and teacher.”

Robin leads a team of technical assistance coaches to help schools personalize learning for students through competency-based education and early college high school.

Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Robin 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, Robin works with school districts around the country to ignite sparks resulting in personalized learning opportunities for all kids.