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Normandy Welcomes Education Veteran as District’s New Chief of Staff
Dr. Rosiline Floyd joins the Normandy Schools Collaborative as its new Chief of Staff. In her new role, Dr. Floyd will be responsible for overseeing large district-wide, cross-functional projects and initiatives. One of the major initiatives Dr. Floyd will oversee is the implementation and execution of the Collaborative’s 2025 Strategic Plan.
Dr. Floyd has an extensive background in education, but began her career as an electrical engineer, having received her bachelor’s degree in that field from Purdue University in Indiana. She later returned to school to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her doctorate in higher educational administration from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
“As we continue to examine the systems and processes needed for improved student outcomes, Dr. Floyd’s expertise in improving the way we work will be a critical factor in achieving this necessary goal,” said Marcus C. Robinson, Normandy Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Floyd has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, researcher, education advocate, and school administrator, focusing on improving elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational outcomes of students. In this work, she developed systems, conducted research, and presented locally and nationally on reducing race and socio economics-based education disparities. Dr. Floyd managed the design and delivery of on-site and online professional development content. Her research and work are rooted in implementing culturally sustaining models to promote an increase in college preparation, retention, and graduation rates for students of color, and those from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
She has also served at the post-secondary level as Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and a Research Associate at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and director of TRIO Programs at Indiana State University. Dr. Floyd has also served as an adjunct faculty member at IUPUI, Martin University, and Ivy Tech Community College.
Dr. Floyd began her role with Normandy on October 12, 2020.