‘You can’t stay in the now.’

By Wendy Robinson
February 2021
Wendy Robinson became president of the Learning Forward board of trustees in December 2020. She spoke with The Learning Professional about her path in education and her hopes for the future.  How did you initially get involved with Learning Forward? At the beginning of my superintendency, I was meeting with a group of district administrators, and one shared that elementary schools in a region he oversaw were showing strong gains. When we dug into why, one of the things that came out was that he was working with Kay Psencik from Learning Forward. They were working with teachers to help them understand student data and learn from it. I asked, “So why aren’t the rest of us doing that, too?” I always said that it’s

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Wendy Robinson was superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana from 2003 to 2020 and worked in that district for 47 years. She became president of the Learning Forward board of trustees in December 2020. 

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