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.