Theresa Nebel Robinson is the director of the Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education program, a graduate-level teacher preparation partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools.  She collaborates with the University and school system to recruit program candidates, select course instructors, maintain data on intern progress, communicate program information, and determine program modifications to meet MSDE standards.  Theresa is an instructor for CITE, teaching reading methods and professional seminar courses to support teacher internship.  She joined the University of Maryland in 2016.

Theresa completed her master's degree in special education at Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Towson State University.  She acquired a master's certificate from McDaniel College in Administration and Supervision. Theresa was employed with Montgomery County Public Schools for 28 years as an elementary classroom teacher for grades 1-5, consulting teacher, co-lead consulting teacher, and staff development teacher.  She is passionate about strategies for building positive student relationships, employing equitable practices, and gaining cultural proficiency knowledge and skills for effective teaching and learning.