Germantown, Tennessee--January 31, 2020--The Germantown Education Foundation (GEF) announced Robyn Rudisill as the executive director of the nonprofit devoted to supporting the Germantown Municipal schools.
Rudisill, a former teacher in the Shelby County and Germantown Municipal Schools districts, is an active member of the Germantown community. She has served in a variety of positions for the Germantown Charity Horse Show, including Ball Chair, Ticket Sales Chair, Box Seat Chair, and Princess Chair, often all at the same time. She is a Past Chairman of the Germantown Education Commission and Past President of the West Tennessee Association for the Gifted (WTAG).
“Obtaining a job in which I can use my gifts and talents to raise money to support teachers and students is a dream come true to me,” Rudisill said, “I’m really excited about this next step for the foundation and I can’t wait to see where we can go.”
Rudisill’s hiring comes as the foundation implements a plan of strategic growth in grant programs, development and outreach. “We found that Robyn brings passion, determination, and commitment; not to mention a strategy for growth to the table,” said search committee chairman Jason Gillum. “Robyn shares the vision we have as a Board to really grow our foundation.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Germantown Education Foundation. The Foundation is poised to really develop its vision and I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the foundation to the next level, making a positive difference for Germantown students,” Rudisill said.
Rudisill is a recipient of the 2016 PTA Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Germantown PTA Board, a 2016 Star Teacher Recipient awarded by the Germantown Municipal School District, and a member of the 2017 Leadership Germantown class where she was voted by her peers as the Jim Roberts Award recipient. She was also awarded the 2010 Germantown Neighborhood Leader of the Year by the City of Germantown.