2020 Neag School Outstanding Professional
An independent educational consultant in locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey for the past 10 years, Robin M. Schader ’01 Ph.D. has also been active as a board member, trustee, and organizer of events and initiatives for various educational institutions, research centers, and professional associations. In addition to having previously served as an assistant research professor at the Neag School, Schader has published widely on such topics as giftedness, perfectionism, bullying, and motivation, while also giving presentations on twice-exceptionality worldwide. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Schader a parent resource specialist, a role in which she supported parents and advocates in matching high-potential youth with appropriate educational opportunities, and in 2018, NAGC honored her with a Book of the Year Award for a volume she co-authored. Schader also was the founder and trustee of Music House, a nonprofit for highly gifted young musicians from around the world.
“Teacher, author, parent, consultant, and volunteer, Dr. Robin Schader is one of the most positive, kind, talented, and committed professionals I know.”
— Sally Reis ’81 Ph.D., ’86 6th Year, Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology
Acceptance Speech from Robin
“What Robin learned from her professional experiences are relevant to parents and educators all over the world
who want to make a difference in the education of young people.”
— Jean Gubbins ’79 6th Year, ’82 Ph.D., Professor