Robin Bartleman was raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Emotionally Handicapped Education and earned a Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University, in Emotional Disturbance Education with a Certification in Educational Leadership. Ms. Bartleman was a classroom teacher of Severely Emotionally Disturbed children at North County Elementary in Opa Locka and then became an Assistant Principal at Poinciana Park Elementary in Liberty City. Ms. Bartleman became involved in local government and was elected to the Weston City Commission in 2001 and in 2004, Ms. Bartleman ran for and was elected to the Broward County School Board Seat 9, Countywide-At- Large. In November of 2007, she was chosen by her colleagues on the Board to be the Chairperson. In August of 2008, Ms. Bartleman was re-elected to a second 4-year term as the District 9 Countywide School Board Member.
Ms. Bartleman sits on the Boards for the Children’s Services Council, the Cooperative Feeding Program Advisory Board, Young at Art, Visions of Images, and the Regional YMCA. She is Co-Chair of the Children’s Services Council Special Needs Advisory Committee, serves on the Board of the Broward Early Learning Coalition, is a member of the School Board Oversight Committee, and One Community Partnership Governance Board, an organization dealing with children’s mental health issues. Ms. Bartleman is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Kiwanis, Mujeres Latinas, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Broward League of Cities Education Advisory Committee. Ms. Bartleman was recently appointed to the Management and Efficiency Study Committee of Broward.
Ms. Bartleman is proud to have been the recipient of the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award and was recognized as an Outstanding Mother of the Year by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. Ms. Bartleman also received the Black Elected Officials Community Service Award and was selected as School Board Member of the Year by the AAUW. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honored Ms. Bartleman for her work with and on behalf of emotionally disturbed students - as a classroom teacher, an assistant principal and a school board member. Recently Ms. Bartleman was recognized by the Center for Independent Living High School/High Tech Program for her commitment and dedication to Youth with Disabilities and at the Annual Sistrunk Historical Festival Gala, she was the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Honoree Award in recognition of her dedication to community service.
In addition, Ms. Bartleman achieved a particular goal few board members have – she completed criteria necessary to be named a “Certified” School Board Member and was recognized as such by the Florida School Boards Association. This distinction has been maintained on an annual basis through participation in various trainings, meetings and conferences.
Ms. Bartleman is an active parent with two daughters, Emma and Sarah.