Cecilia J. Robinson-Woods is in her seventh year as superintendent of Millwood Public Schools in Oklahoma City, OK. With the goal of 100% of Millwood students graduating college and career ready.
Ms. Robinson-‐Woods is a life-long educator who received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the Oklahoma State University and her M.Ed. degree from the University of Oklahoma in Education Administration and Curriculum Supervision in 1999. She is currently an Ed.D student at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a degree in Education Administration and Curriculum Supervision with the expected graduation date of December 2019.
During Robinson‐Woods’ tenure at Millwood Public Schools she led the charge to return Millwood Public Schools to the northeast community for career tech services at Metro Technology Centers. A public vote secured a 95% approval for this move to occur. Robinson-‐Woods is also responsible for implementing new reading programs in the elementary school that resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of 3rd grade students being recommended for retention according to the State’s Reading Sufficiency Act. During her tenure graduation rates have averaged above 96% and suspensions have been reduced to well below 20%. Under her leadership Millwood Public Schools also became one of the first “Charter Conversion” schools in the state. Because of this distinction from the state, Millwood Public Schools is allowed to utilize charter law to advance their mission as a public school, which is to ensure that all students are prepared academically and socially for lifelong learning. In addition, under her tenure the Board has adopted a new district logo and motto of “Building Champions in the classroom, community and in life”.
Robinson‐Woods was named the Women of Color “Educator of the Year” in 2015 and the Women of Color “Woman of the Year” 2020. She currently serves as a member of the State Superintendents Advisory Board, MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Council, James Mission Board member, President of the OSSAA Board , USSA Executive Board Member, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Board Member and the Co-Chair for the Governor’s Oklahoma Workforce Youth Council where she works to advance issues that work to strengthen the Oklahoma City community and at Millwood. She is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class of 33 as well as a charter member of the education committee for the Clara Luper Freedom Center Foundation as well as serves as the Community Director for the OU Medicine Inc. Board.