Robin Troup is the Senior Adult Education Program Manager with Mission: Graduate.
She started her career in residential treatment for troubled youth and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America. She returned to the United States and to school at the George Washington University to earn a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. With a teaching license and an MA degree in hand, she began a 30 year career in public education. During this tenure she was a special education high school teacher, community college instructor, instructional coach, instructional manager, assistant principal, principal, and director.
Her passion for mission driven and high quality public education options led her to launch her own independent consulting business to support the fledgling charter school movement in New Mexico. Over seven years, she worked with two dozen schools. She partnered with the City of Albuquerque to found a science-focused charter high school and also with the University of New Mexico-Gallup to co-found a middle-college high school.
In her various roles in public K-12 education and at Central New Mexico Community College, her goal has been to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education and/or skilled technical fields. Her approach has been to build new systems or improve upon existing systems so these institutions are responsive to the needs of students, including their academic skills, background, and ambitions. She is now excited to utilize all of her experience to support the goals of Mission: Graduate and specifically the Graduate ABQ! program to recruit and support adults to enroll in and complete a certificate or degree program in one of our central New Mexico post-secondary institutions.