Robin Schader, Ph.D.

Robin Schader received her Ph.D. in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Connecticut, where she was an Assistant Research Professor. Her work and research focus on talent development, particularly with respect to the role of parents. Dr. Schader served as Parent Resource Specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) for ten years. She has been invited to speak at numerous state and national conferences including NAGC, National PTA, and National HeadStart. Before graduate school, she founded and directed Music House, a non-profit “home away from home” for exceptionally talented pre-college music students from around the world who needed to live near the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

She has served on the boards of several public and private institutions, including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Neag School of Education Advisory Board, the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, the Butte Valley, California, Public School Board, and Apple Computer’s National Dealer Advisory Board (she owned and operated an independent Apple dealership for 15 years prior to graduate school). Currently Robin is a trustee of Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students, as well as on the executive board of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development.

This past year, Susan Baum and Robin Schader published the 3rd edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students with LD, ADHD, and More (Prufrock Press), as well as a Chapter titled Using a Positive Lens: Engaging Twice-Exceptional Learners in the book edited by Scott Barry Kaufmann,Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties (Oxford Press).


Strength-Based and Talent-Focused Approach