1990 alumnus named Normandy superintendent
1990 alumnus named Normandy superintendent
Friday, April 24, 2020
MRobinson1-Web.jpgMarcus Robinson, Class of 1990 - Robinson was selected by the Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board (JEGB) as the superintendent of the Normandy Schools Collaborative, a public school district in St. Louis County. He will begin his new role May 1.

Robinson comes to Normandy from The Opportunity Trust, where he served as the group’s executive in residence. In this role, Robinson worked as the systems-level education administration fellow, responsible for district and school support in urban education innovation. Robinson is a veteran educator who has earned a reputation as a turnaround specialist in urban school districts. His prior experience includes his role as the chief executive officer for the Memphis Education Fund, and chancellor and chief executive officer for the Tindley Accelerated Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. His teaching experience includes roles at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and Jennings Junior High School in St. Louis County.

“Mr. Robinson is the right person for this critical time in the Normandy Schools Collaborative,” said Sara Foster, President, Normandy JEGB. “His experience as a systems leader and success with school improvement are invaluable as we look to the district’s future. As a native St. Louisan, he understands the local culture but also can bring in new ideas and proven strategies to move Normandy forward. We are excited about what lies ahead for our students, staff and families.”

Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in English from DePauw University and master’s degrees in educational administration from Butler University in Indiana and Columbia University in New York. He is scheduled to complete his doctorate in educational leadership, also from Columbia University, in December.

While Robinson is a graduate of Pattonville High School, his first home was in Velda City and he attended McKinley Elementary within the Normandy School District. He has earned several accolades for his work in education. He is the recipient of the Effective Practices Incentive Community (EPIC) Award for his work at Tindley Accelerated Schools. Under Robinson’s leadership, Tindley also received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2010, and the Title I Distinguished School Award for closing the achievement gap.

Robinson is a member of several organizations including the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, National Council on Educating Black Children, the NAACP, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the St. Louis Public Schools Consortium Partnership Network.


Marcus Robinson

Pattonville School District

11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
(314) 213-8500

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