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T/TAS Staff Directory and Bios - Robin Gadsden-Dupree

Robin Gadsden-Dupree, EdD

Robin Gadsden-Dupree, EdD

Family & Community Partnerships Specialist

Email:  robin.gadsden-dupree@wku.edu

Biography

Robin has been with T/TAS since 1991 and is passionate about families, communities, empowerment, advocacy and making cultural connections with people. Robin’s creativity and imaginative style easily accommodates and assimilates to working with diverse Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the area of Family & Community Partnerships. Possessing the right mix of professionalism and a down to earth approach, Robin seamlessly connects with any audience when delivering training and technical assistance in her favorite areas of Parent Engagement and the PFCE framework, ERSEA, Parent Advocacy, Program Governance, Exploring the Parent Committee, Family Literacy, and Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships.

Formally trained as an early childhood educator, Robin often brings her early childhood lens to her work in the family services area, by bridging the connection and passion parents and staff both have for children. As a former preschool teacher, Robin still “makes things” and has been a major force in developing some of our popular T/TAS publications such as “Keys to ERSEA”, “LEAD (Leaders Engaged As Decision-Makers)”, The Family Partnership Services: Head Start/Early Head Start, You’re Covered”, and others.

Robin has worked in the Early Childhood profession as a pre-school teacher, day care director, infant/toddler family home provider, college campus child care director, college adjunct professor, Head Start Home-based Supervisor and home visitor, and Head Start director. Robin has an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Higher Educational Leadership and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Early Childhood Education. She is a certified teacher in nursery and K-6 in New York and is a CDA Professional Development Specialist for the Council for Professional Recognition.

Specialty Training Areas

  • Program Governance
  • ERSEA
  • Parent an Family Engagement & Fatherhood
  • Family Partnership Services
  • Community Partnerships
  • Early Head Start language and literacy

Personal Motto
“Live, Laugh & Love.”