Brooke O’Drobinak, M.A., has been in secondary education for over 25 years. Most recent, she has served in school administration, as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Principal, for the past 13 years at a high functioning, inner city high school. Prior, she has been a classroom teacher, district staff developer, university educator (DU and Regis University), senior state department consultant and school design consultant. Her work continues to focus on issues pertinent to successful secondary schools, including strong school culture, instructional coaching, student literacy, cultural relevance, effective assessment instructional and curricular practices and professional learning. Her work is founded on the belief that students and relationships are at the heart of school communities, and that student safety, ownership and care are of utmost concern. Furthermore, creating the conditions under which adults in school communities can focus on students--both as scholars and people--is essential to the task of school leadership.
She earned her BA in Economics and English and a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Arizona, Post-Secondary Degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Sevilla and her MA in Curriculum Leadership from the University of Denver.