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School system administrator

Jo Ann Wooden Roberts, American School system administrator. Avocations: creative writing, peotry, modern dance, theater, drawing. F C. Recipient Leadership award Boy Scouts American, 1990; named finalist Outstanding Young Working Women, Glamour Magazine, 1984, Outstanding Educator, Blacks in Government, 1990.


Roberts, Jo Ann Wooden was born on June 24, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Tilmon and Annie Mae (Wardlaw) Wooden.


Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, 1970. Master of Science, Wayne State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1977.


Speech, language pathologist Chicago Board Education, 1971—1978, administrator, 1987—1988. Project director Educational Testing Service, Evanston, Illinois, 1976—1977. Instructor Chgo City Community College, 1976—1977.

Executive director National Speech Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, 1984—1986. Director special services Rock Island (Illinois) Public Schools, 1988—1990. Superintendent Muskegon Hts.

(Michigan) Public Schools, 1990—1993. Deputy supervisor Chicago Public Schools, 1993—1996. Superintendent of schools Hazel Crest (Illinois) School District #152 1/2, 1996—1998.

Consultant Chicago Public Schools, 1998—2000, deputy accountability services, since 1999, InterVention officer, 2000—2001, chief troubleshooter, since 2001. Honorary guest lecturer Governor's State University, University Park, Illinois, 1983—1986. Consultant in field.


  • Avocations: creative writing, peotry, modern dance, theater, drawing. F C.


Trustee Muskegon County Library. Board, 1990, Mercy Hospital Board, Muskegon, 1990, St. Mark's School Board Directors, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1989, United Way Board, Muskegon, 1990. Member Michigan State Board Education Systematic Initiative in Math and Science, 1991, Governor John Engler Michigan 2000 Task Force, 1991, Chapter II Advisory Commission, 1991.

Member American Association School Administrators, National Alliance Black School Educators, Michigan Association School Administrators, Association Supervision & Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Creative writing, theater, poetry, dance, drawing.


Married Edward Allen Roberts Senior (divorced). Children: Edward Allen Junior, Hillary Annual.

Tilmon Wooden

Annie Mae (Wardlaw) Wooden

Edward Allen Roberts Senior

Edward Allen Junior Roberts

Hillary Annual Roberts