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Robin Utz

Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Branch Chief
Robin Utz serves as the chief for the College and Career Transitions branch in the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) for Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the US Department of Education. That branch administers national discretionary programs and initiatives that support program development and innovation in Career and Technical Education (CTE). These programs and initiatives are geared toward increasing student achievement, closing the achievement gap, and preparing all students for transitions to college and careers.

Prior to joining OCTAE, Utz served as assistant director of the Career, Standards and Assessment Services Team at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). Her responsibilities included providing leadership for K-12 schools to develop and implement a system of quality career and technical education. She worked to develop and implement policy initiatives that reflected a progressive agenda to ensure all students achieve challenging academic and technical standards to be prepared for college and careers.  She worked collaboratively with other CTE state directors and leaders on important initiatives, such as technical skill assessments and rigorous programs of study.  
Utz’s professional career includes positions as a family and consumer sciences teacher, FCCLA advisor, and KSDE education program consultant for CTE programs. She maintains a current teaching license in Kansas and holds a certificate as a Global Career Development Facilitator.  Nominated by colleagues, peers, and students, Utz is a past recipient of professional association awards. She has served on numerous committees and held elected offices in professional associations at state and national levels. Her bachelor’s degree is in home economics education and her Master’s degree is in secondary education.  Both were earned at Kansas State University.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 6
 

11:10am