Congratulations, Mr. Robinson
4/26/2019, 6 a.m.
Congratulations to Richmond’s own Rodney A. Robinson, who was named 2019 National Teacher of the Year!
We believe Mr. Robinson, who successfully teaches students at the Virgie Binford Education Center in the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, has a story to tell and tips to share with teachers across this nation.
His respect for the humanity of all people, particularly children who are struggling to learn in the face of circumstances that largely are not of their own making, comes across in the classroom. He has the kind of heart and dedication we wish could be replicated in classrooms throughout Richmond Public Schools and the nation.
He has shown the impact and power an effective teacher can have on the lives and future of his or her students.
With all the criticism of Richmond Public Schools, Mr. Robinson illuminates a bright path of hope for all of us to follow.
Congratulations on a job well done!