Sheri Stuart

Director of Communication Services

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Superintendent of Oakland Schools Named One of Michigan’s Most Influential Women Leaders

Crain’s Detroit Business honors 100 women for economic, cultural, and social impact
WATERFORD, Mich. – Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson has been named one of Michigan’s 100 Most Influential Women. The prestigious recognition comes from Crain’s Detroit Business. Once every five years, the media company selects women who have made a significant economic, cultural, and social impact in metro Detroit and Michigan.
“My career has been dedicated to creating environments that make learning possible for every child. As a lifelong educator, it is a tremendous honor to be recognized for doing the work that I love. I am grateful to Crain’s Detroit Business for including me in this distinguished group of women leaders,” said Dr. Cook-Robinson.
More than 200,000 students in Oakland County’s 28 public school districts, public school academies and non-public schools, benefit from Dr. Cook-Robinson’s dedication to academic excellence and years of education experience combined with vast leadership skills. Dr. Cook-Robinson has received numerous accolades, both as a leader in education and as a dedicated community member.
On November 18, Crain’s Detroit Business will host a celebratory networking event to recognize the honorees who include, trailblazing entrepreneurs, elected officials, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, chairs of national foundations and other prominent figures.
About Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson
Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson is a lifelong educator. She is an instructional architect who creates educational environments where all children can reach their optimum potential. On July 1, 2015, she assumed the position of Superintendent of Oakland County Schools. In this role she has added her years of educational experience and vast leadership skills, to support the academic achievement of over 200,000 students in Oakland County’s 28 public school districts, public school academies and non-public schools. She leads an organization dedicated to providing services directly to students through the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, Early College programs, project-based, blended-learning programs, programs and services offered to children with special needs and the birth-to-Kindergarten population. Oakland Schools also works directly with educators to provide high-quality professional development and personal learning opportunities. Prior to this role, she served 14 months as the Oakland Schools Chief of Staff.



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