About Us

R.T. Fisher Educational Enterprises® is the product of passion: passion for learning, passion for teaching, and passion for the positive impact that committed, well-prepared educators can make on the futures of young people, and thus, on our society itself.

Dr. Robyn T. Fisher has that passion, and she has assembled a team of professional staff, Educational Associates and Educational Consultants that share her belief that all children can learn -- if we care enough about them to prepare ourselves to meet them where they are and help them get to where we know that they can go.

Dr. Robyn Fisher

Robyn Fisher, Ed.D is President of the Advisory Board for Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc.® and President and C.E.O. of R.T. Fisher Educational Enterprises, Inc. (RTF). Since founding RTF in 1999, Dr. Fisher has subsequently co-founded and chaired an umbrella of initiatives directed towards academic excellence in the Bay Area’s communities of color, including both The African American Regional Educational Alliance, Inc. (AAREA), and The Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc. (CCEF).

Dr. Fisher's educational consultancy and curriculum design work have impacted students across the state of California for nearly 20 years. Her ever-evolving curriculum and programming models target students' college readiness through the lens of cultural responsiveness and relevance, presently culminating in the RTF network's STEM S.T.E.P.S. (Strategies to Empower and Prepare Students for Success) program, which is currently in its fourth year following years of rigorous field research.

As an independent consultant, Dr. Fisher has lent her expertise to a number of federal, state, and local educational programs, including but not limited to TRIO programs, ARCHES i3SLOPE and ACCESS Math Initiatives, California GEAR UP, the Ronald McNair Scholars Program, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and both the University of California and California State University systems.   She currently is the Governor’s appointee to the California Reading and Literature Advisory Board and served two terms as the Senate’s appointee to the Statewide Pupil Assessment Review Panel.

Prior to founding RTF, Dr. Fisher began her career as a legislative fellow with the California State Senate; going on to serve as a community legislative aide to San Jose Mayor, Susan Hammer; a budget analyst under the mentorship of City Manager, Regina Williams; an Associate Director of San Jose State University's Pre-College Programs and the Director of the San Jose California Student Opportunity and Access Program.

Dr. Fisher holds an M.P.A. from San Jose State University in San Jose, California, and a B.A., M.Ed., and Ed. D. from Mills College in Oakland, California.

Monique August
Monique August, MSW is the Director of RTFEEI Initiatives and serves as the Executive Director of Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc.™ She is one of our longest serving team members. Previously, as the Director of Contracts and Programs, she performed a variety of functions including administration of Human Resource and Payroll, Data and Evaluation, and supervision of our Academic Services division. In her current role, Monique supports the development and administration of RTFEEI special projects and initiatives including the Educator's Institute and our non-profit organizations: African American Regional Educational Alliances™ (AAREA™) and Choose College Educational Foundation™ (CCEF™) for which she serves as the Executive Director.
Cathy Osborn
Cathy Osborn, M.Ed is our Educational Specialist and Advisor. Cathy is a long-time classroom teacher and administrator who has taught at elementary, middle school, and even college levels. Ms. Osborn leads our team of Educational Associates and Consultants with an eye to matching the specific talents of our team members to the special program needs of our clients. Cathy has special gifts in developing tactics for reaching students, designing effective implementation strategies, and training other educators to enhance their teaching to maximize student success.

The R.T. Fisher™ team is rounded out by a core team of Educational Associates and Consultants that bring a wealth of experience and talent to our clients and their projects.

We understand that no two situations are the same, and our primary strength comes from gaining an understanding of the challenges and objectives of our clients, developing custom strategies that fit within client resources, and assembling the right individuals from our team to implement those strategies.