Robin Pokladnik

Credentials:

M.Ed., NCED

Experience:  Robin has been in Texas public education for 30 years. She is a nationally certified Educational Diagnostician as well as a Texas SBEC Educational Diagnostician. She retired from the Region 10 Education Service Center in 2020 where she was the Consultant for Child Find and Evaluation. Much of her time at the service center was devoted to training diagnosticians and other evaluators on the identification of dyslexia and dysgraphia according to the Texas Dyslexia Handbook update of 2018. Robin also holds certifications as Principal, Special Education, Early Childhood, and Physical Education Teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky with a dual major of Special Education and Elementary Education with minors in Psychology and Reading. Robin’s master’s degree is from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in Special Education – Evaluation. Her career in public education has taken her all over the state of Texas working with small and rural schools, charters, and large urban districts. Robin has held several different positions within special ed including Director of Special Education, Coordinator of Evaluation Personnel, as well as a Diagnostician, Facilitator, and Special Education Compliance Officer. Prior to those experiences, she was a Math Resource teacher and Varsity Coach at the high school level. Currently, Robin is a practicing evaluator who owns her own independent evaluation and consulting firm, Special Evaluations & Consulting of Texas, LLC (aka SpEC of Tx).
She has presented at large conferences such as TCASE, Texas Small and Rural Schools Conference, Statewide Autism Conference, and AIE on issues regarding Child Find and Evaluation. Robin is a member of TCASE, TEDA, NCED, CEC, APA, CASE, CEDS, and the International Dyslexia Association. She is a member of Wilshire Baptist Church since 2010. She and her husband, Charles have two grown children and live in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. They enjoy gardening, remodeling, and entertaining family and friends.