Dr. Roberta Ross-Fisher supports higher education and P-12 schools as an educational consultant through Global Educational Consulting, LLC. She is a career educator with proven success in both face-to-face and distance learning environments, and is highly knowledgeable about competency-based education (CBE), educator preparation, and accreditation. She has received 21 awards for top performance and is a published author and seasoned presenter. In addition to her consulting work, Roberta is currently working with P-12 administrators to promote CBE legislatively in Missouri and is in the process of developing a brand new, innovative preparation program for teachers and school leaders. She lives in the St. Louis Metro area.

An expert in accreditation and quality assurance, Roberta has developed considerable expertise in areas such as:

Educational Innovation and Reform

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Traditional and Non-Traditional Educator Preparation Models to Meet Supply and Demand Needs
  • Ensuring Workforce Needs through Educational Partnerships and Innovative Programming

Supporting Student Success

  • Improving Student Retention, Graduation, and Satisfaction through Mentoring Models
  • Selecting and Admitting Teacher and School Leader Candidates of High Quality

Ensuring Academic Quality

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs (CAEP)
  • Coordination of Accreditation Self-Studies and Site Visits
  • State Program Approvals
  • Measuring the Impact of Educators on P-12 Student Learning
  • Making Data-Driven Decisions to Steer Program and Systemic Improvement

Current Professional Projects

  • Development of an innovative residency-based, workforce-driven educator preparation program
  • Research & Development: Professional Dispositions of Highly Effective Teachers and School Leaders
  • Legislative Agenda – Missouri:
    • Add CBE as an acceptable option for P-12 schools
    • Expand the definition of alternative certification for teachers and school leaders