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Robin Fogarty, Ph.D.



President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company, Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.

She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea and the Netherlands.


Robin has published articles in
Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development.  She is the author of numerous publications, including Brain-Compatible Classrooms, Literacy Matters, Ten Things New Teachers Need, How to Integrate the Curricula, The Adult Learner, A Look at Transfer, Close the Achievement Gap, Twelve Brain Principles, Nine Best Practices, and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning.

Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at SUNY, Potsdam, NY, and her Masters in Instructional Strategies from National Louis University in Evanston, IL.  Her current projects include co-authoring a formative assessment book, co-writing a gifted education pre-school curriculum, and the co-developing of a, Response To Intervention PD, in partnership with Renaissance Learning.

Her latest book is How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: 7 Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards

Robin is known as the teachers’ teacher.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to all endeavors, and is often complimented on her lively sense of humor and personable ways.