Jo Ann Roberts, Ph.D.

Jo Ann Roberts

Title: Founder, President
Company: J. Roberts and Associates
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jo Ann Roberts, Ph.D., Founder and President at J. Roberts and Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.

Drawing upon more than four decades of experience, Dr. Roberts is an esteemed figure in the realm of education and administration, specializing in rehabilitating failing school districts and performing interventional work. With extensive experience as a superintendent of schools, chief deputy superintendent, intervention officer, principal, and speech and language pathologist, she has dedicated her time and expertise to advancing academic and leadership developments and the overall performance of school districts. Notably, numerous programs Dr. Roberts has developed are now implemented on a worldwide scale.

Since 2012, Dr. Roberts has served as the founder and president of J. Roberts and Associates, where she provides educational leadership and support service to various public schools. Prior to this appointment, she was a public school intervention officer with Chicago Public Schools from 2000 to 2003, a superintendent of schools for the Hazel Crest School District from 1996 to 1998, the chief deputy superintendent of Chicago Public Schools from 1993 to 1994, and a superintendent of the Muskegon Heights Public Schools from 1990 to 1993, where she was awarded and acknowledged by President George H.W. Bush for her accomplishments. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Wayne State University, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from Northwestern University.

As a testament to her success, Dr. Roberts has accrued multiple accolades, including the Leadership Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1990. She was also named a finalist for Outstanding Young Working Women by Glamour Magazine in 1984 and an Outstanding Educator by Blacks in Government in 1990.

Dr. Roberts has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women. Looking toward the future, she intends to dedicate the rest of her life to doing philanthropic work geared toward helping children.

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