Dr. Robinson is a seasoned educator, serving all educational levels from k – college, who is also actively engaged in professional organizations
Dr. Joyce McPeake Robinson is an author and international educational consultant, working privately and independently since 2005. Known for her passion to make a difference in education, she has dedicated her career to exploring ways to develop every student’s potential. Her research and publication interests have focused on English language acquisition, literature analysis, creativity and curriculum development. She has provided professional learning programs to schools across the country and in Europe, Asia and Central America.
Dr. Robinson began her working life as an administrator at Boston University, from which she holds her doctorate in English Language and her Master’s degree in English. Except for a brief stint as a reporter for the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass, she has devoted her working years to educational endeavors. Over the course of some forty years, she worked as a teacher of English and Reading and held administrative positions at both public and private schools in Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, Colorado and New Hampshire. At Saint Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida, she became the first woman chair of the English Department. She also prepared teachers at St. Thomas University and Nova Southeastern University, and taught an online English course for the New Hampshire Public Schools.
Spending some twenty years of her career in international schools as an administrator, Dr. Robinson served as Principal of the Islamic Saudi Academy, Alexandria, Virginia, and as Head of The Dwight School, New York City, where she was the first woman Head of School. Also, she spearheaded the effort to have The Dwight School become the first K-12 International Baccalaureate School in the United States. One of the few women Heads of independent international schools at the time, she was chosen to help evaluate a number of international schools for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
An active member of the academic community, Dr. Robinson is past president and board member of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research and board member of the National Academy for Educational Research. She is affiliated with the International Literacy Association, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and Phi Delta Kappan, among other organizations.
Notably, she is a founding member of the National Council of Teachers of English’s International Women’s Review Board. She has also contributed articles to newspapers and periodicals and has presented papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Robinson has authored a number of academic publications over the years, including her current work, The Joy of Knowing How to Learn, 2017, Fostering Creativity in Children K-8: Theory and Practice, published in 2001, and Portfolio of a School, published in 1998. In 1997, she edited How to Double Your Child’s Grades in School.
In light of her achievements, Dr. Robinson has received a number of formal honors over the years. She is a member of the following honor societies: Cum Laude Society, Pi Lambda Theta and Phi Delta Kappan. In 2009, she received the International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Convention. The NCTE named her Woman of the Year in 2005, and in 1988, she received an Achievement Award from the National League of American Pen Women. She also was presented Teacher Awards from the NCTE in 1995 and the English Speaking Union in 1987. These and other accomplishments were taken into consideration when Dr. Robinson was chosen to be featured in the 54th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America and the 8th edition of Who’s Who in American Education, as well as several editions of Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.