ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – District 196 Interim Superintendent Mary M. Kreger announced the hiring of Special Education Coordinator Robin Gordon to be the district’s new equity and inclusion coordinator.
Gordon was hired by District 196 in October 2017 as a special education coordinator working with the district’s elementary schools. Prior to that she was an independent contractor with Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and Designs for Learning, as well as new charter sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul where she supported special education programming, leadership development and systems development. Gordon was also a principal on special assignment for behavior standards with Minneapolis Public Schools from 2014 to 2016 and served as an assistant principal and principal for South Washington County Schools from 2004 to 2014.
“I am dedicated to the successful academic journey for all students in District 196,” Gordon said. “My foundational belief in equitable practice guides my work. I am excited to begin my new position and look forward to continued collaboration with such fantastic educators and being a part of supporting the boundless opportunities for students and families in District 196.”
Gordon has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia State University and earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas, where she also received her educational specialist degree and principal licensure.
Gordon replaces Carita Green, who resigned as equity and inclusion coordinator in August to become an assistant administrator at Falcon Ridge Middle School.