Congratulations to Dr. Robin D. Johnson, Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

In 2010, The Texas A&M University System Academic Affairs Office partnered with the Chancellor’s Century Council (CCC) to create a process to recognize and honor individual faculty for excellent impacts in teacher preparation. As of 2021, The Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators (CATE) has inducted 87 faculty for individual contributions to teacher preparation. This year, Dr. Robin D. Johnson, TAMU-CC Associate Professor of Curriculum, Instruction & Learning Sciences, joins two other educators in the A&M System for induction into CATE.

Dr. Johnson began her professional career in 1995 as an elementary teacher in Dallas ISD and has spent the past 6 years with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an Assistant/Associate Professor. Along the way, she has made significant educator contributions across the State of Texas, including time teaching at Mesquite ISD, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lovejoy ISD, and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Dr. Johnson is known and respected throughout the state, having served in many leadership capacities, including president, of the Texas Association of Literacy Education. Dr. Johnson has made an Islander Impact at A&M-Corpus Christi and is well integrated in the campus community, regularly attending campus activities and professional development opportunities—including communities of practice.

In the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. Johnson has created and administered the interview process for teacher education admission. She is also well known inside and outside of the College for the work she and her colleagues do in the community related to three projects: Barrio Writers, TEA Grow Your Own, and NSF Noyce STEM INSPIRES. Dr. Johnson’s unwavering commitment to these projects, all grant funded, displays her understanding and appreciation of place (South Texas) and the students and families we serve as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Past TAMU-CC CATE Honorees:

Cherie A. McCollough (2010-11)
Corinne M. Valadez (2013-14)
Karen A. McCaleb (2014-15)
Frank Lucido (2015-16)
Cilla “Faye” Bruun (2016-17)
Jana M. Sanders (2017-18)
Maria “Carmen” Tejeda-Delgado (2018-19)
Phyllis M. Robertson (2019-20)
Bethanie C. Pletcher (2020-21)