Dr. Nina Gilbert joins The Cool Soror Podcast today! A Cool Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr. Gilbert is a Georgia native, and the daughter of two life-long educators. After working in clinical and corporate settings after college, she eventually decided to follow in her parent’s footsteps, and has now spent over 20 years as an educator and advocate for children.
Dr. Nina spent ten years as an educator in the Gwinnett County School System before leaving in 2008 to open Georgia’s first single gender charter school. In four years her small school that started with 150 girls of color, grew into a network of three schools that served over 1,500 students. In 2013, Dr. Nina transitioned from the K12 sector into higher education. She has served as an adjunct professor, and Senior Advisor on Education Reform at Morehouse College, as well as Mercer University where she was a professor in the Tift College of Education.
She has completed several national education fellowships, and has been profiled by Rolling Out and Essence magazines and The Root.com for her contributions to public education. She was the recipient of Maybelline’s Beauty of Education Award, and has been recognized on both CNN and Fox and Friends for her commitment to her students. In her local community, she has been recognized as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the Secretary of State, NAACP and the Atlanta Business League who named her as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Atlanta.
A writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant who spends a great deal of her time serving as a thought leader and advisor to several organizations that support education and community engagement initiatives across the country. Currently, Dr. Gilbert the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of EdCollab Atlanta, and is also a Senior Fellow at the Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte.
Her life’s mission is to continue to press the envelope and the reason why she continues to do it: “For The Love Of Education.”