Robin Litaker

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Robin A. Litaker (born September 29, 1958) is a former elementary physical education teacher and school administrator.

Litaker completed her bachelor of science in physical education in 1980 and a master's in teaching in 1982 at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She spent 10 years teaching elementary age physical education at Maryvale and Dodge Elementary Schools for Mobile County Public Schools before moving to Hoover City Schools. While working for Hoover she developed nontraditional, noncompetitive physical education programs to promote motor skills and general fitness among students. While teaching, she also completed a specialist certificate in educational leadership at the University of Montevallo in 2007 and a doctorate in education from Samford University in 2014.

Litaker served as vice-president of elementary physical education for the Coaches and Physical Educators of Mobile from 1989 to 1991, president of Magic City Physical Educators and Coaches from 1993 to 1994, and president of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ASAHPERD) from 1995 to 1996. She served on the Leadership Council for the Alabama State Teacher Forum (ASTF) in 1996 and followed up as ASTF president in 1998-1999. From 2002 to 2005 she was president of the Alabama Conference of Educators, and served as executive director of that organization until 2008. She has also served on numerous boards and commissions in her field.

Litaker was named "Alabama Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year" and 1991 and was a finalist for "National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year" in 1992. She began working at Trace Crossing Elementary School that same year. She was honored as Alabama's "Teacher of the Year" in 1997. In 2004 she was transferred to Riverchase Elementary School. She was promoted to assistant principal of Shades Mountain Elementary School, and then to principal at Trace Crossings in 2010.

In November 2012 Litaker was reassigned to the system's central office without a defined position, and later offered an assistant principal position at Crossroads Alternative School, apparent demotions. In response, she filed a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination by the Hoover Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Andy Craig. Though some of her claims were dismissed, Hoover City Schools agreed to pay her legal fees plus $97,000 to settle the remaining claims. After leaving the school system, Litaker has worked for a educational software publisher and begun pursuing a degree from the Birmingham School of Law.

In the 2018 Republican Primary Litaker challenged incumbent Chip Beeker for a seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission. In the 2024 Republican primary she sought the nomination for to challenge Democratic incumbent Terri Sewell as Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Alabama.

Litaker ran for the Republican nomination to challenge Terri Sewell in the 7th Congressional District of Alabama in the 2024 primary. Her opponent, Christian Horn, dropped out of the race shortly before the March 5 election, but his name still appeared on the ballot. Litaker garnered fewer votes than Horn, but was accepted by the Republican party as the nominee.


  • Anderson, Jon (November 11, 2014) "Former Trace Crossings Principal Robin Litaker files sex discrimination suit against Hoover school board, administrators." The Birmingham News
  • Anderson, Jon (December 19, 2017) "Hoover school board settles gender discrimination lawsuit by former principal." Hoover Sun
  • Pillion, Dennis (June 3, 2018) "Former state teacher of the year challenging Chip Beeker for Public Service Commission." The Birmingham News
  • Grass, Jonathan (January 6, 2024) "GOP primary winner for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District replaced after leaving race."

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