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Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson Named Executive Vice President of the Forum for Youth Investment and Managing Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

The Forum for Youth Investment is delighted to announce that Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson has been named executive vice president of the Forum and the new managing director of the Forum’s David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Information Update
August 23, 2018
In her new role, Dr. Robinson will serve on the executive team of the Forum and lead the 10-year old Weikart Center as it continues to offer field-leading products and services to a growing client base that is adapting, implementing, and scaling quality improvement systems.
Dr. Robinson comes to us from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the largest private philanthropic institutions in the country, where she focused on developing and implementing continuous improvement processes to support programmatic strategy and effectiveness. Prior to Kellogg, Dr. Robinson served as interim chief accountability officer and the director of research for Baltimore City Public Schools, where she led the district’s efforts to implement data-driven strategies to improve student literacy and graduation rates. Prior to that, she was the director of data and analytics for the New York City Department of Education, where she strengthened partnerships between researchers and the district. She holds a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in Developmental Psychology and has more than fifteen years of experience conducting applied research on schools, children and families.
“We're incredibly fortunate to have someone of Kim's caliber and commitment joining the Forum's leadership team at a time when the opportunities to translate the powerful new research on how and where children learn into policy and practice are multiplying rapidly,” said Karen Pittman, president & CEO of the Forum. “As a developmental psychologist with deep experience in applied research, evaluation and management, Kim is the perfect candidate to lead the Weikart Center into its second decade.” “I am delighted to join the Forum,” said Robinson. “My passion and expertise pair well with the Forum’s commitment to leveraging research evidence in support of children and young people toward achieving their potential in the most effective ways possible. I look forward to the opportunities ahead of us to strengthen leaders and organizations that serve young people.”
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