Alicia Collins comes to Robin with a Master of Education in Leadership and more than a decade of experience working in both charter and public schools in Illinois and Indiana. Most recently, she was an elementary school principal, and she has also served as the Senior Dean of Culture at a charter school in Chicago where she supported a team of more than 20 staff whose collective efforts resulted in a steep decline in disciplinary referrals and a 100% high school graduation rate. Alicia has led workshops around Trauma Informed practices, Social Emotional Learning, and Culturally Responsive teaching practices, to name a few. She also co authored a social emotional learning curriculum for grades 6-12.
Alicia worked her way from the classroom to various leadership positions over the years, receiving accolades along the way. In 2018, she was named a 40 Under 40 awardee by the Young Women’s Professional League. She is also committed to mentoring young professionals, and through her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., regularly participates in community service projects and the advancement of those serving in underserved communities.
Alicia is thrilled to have this opportunity to impact and work closely with the students and families she holds so dear. “I believe in the brilliance of the students, and I will proudly serve as an ally for our students, staff, and families.”