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Yvette Robison

Dr. Louis Robison

Louis Robison is currently the president and CEO of the LAYR Group, Inc. He served as Executive Director of School Improvement and Accountability for the Manatee County School District in Bradenton, Florida before retiring from education in 2012.

Prior to retirement, he served as principal/educator for over thirty years at the middle and high school levels including Director of

Middle Schools at the district level.  In addition, he has experience

in providing administrative leadership for educational programs in prisons for youth offenders.

He completed his bachelor’s degree with distinction from Florida

A&M University in history and education, earned a master’s at Fisk University in Middle Period American History and African American Studies and completed his doctorate from the University of South Florida in Education Leadership in 1996. Among his conference

presentations have been “Non-Traditional Teaming: The Multi-age Continuous Progress Model,” "Block Scheduling and Teaming as Strategies for At-Risk Youth,” and “Collaboration and Sustainability

for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.”

Some of Dr. Robison’s research and evaluation activities include

gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data as part of the evaluation

team for the Florida Extended School Year Project; the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence (FLaRE) Program; Comprehensive School

Reform Demonstration Projects in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and Georgia Reads. He currently serves on the team of scholars for the Looking for Angola Project.

He has been recognized along with his late wife,

Yvette, with the Freedom Award for education and

community service by the Sarasota chapter of the

NAACP.  In addition to his professional organizations

and affiliations, he is a member of Metro Board of

Directors for the Sarasota YMCA.  He is the father

of four children; Louis Aundra, Shoneji Loraine,

Carta Harlii and Maureik Flemon. They are all

graduates of the Sarasota County School System.

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