Robinson Makes An Impact at Bray Elementary

Mary Robinson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Social Science at the University of Chicago – one of the top academic universities in the world.

Anthropology is the study of what makes us human, so Robinson thought there would be no better profession than to observe, teach and work with young humans.

She’s worked in education since 2006 and in Cedar Hill ISD since 2015. This is her first year as an Assistant Principal.

“Mrs. Robinson works diligently to build relationships with scholars, staff and parents,” Bray Elementary Principal Dr. Amanda McCarther said. “She is intentional and makes sure things are done at an exemplary level. Mrs. Robinson is committed to the success of our scholars, school and district.”

Robinson said it’s been a great experience so far.

“I have an opportunity to support the vision of the campus and help scholars to become successful,” Robinson said. “I’ve learned from every principal I’ve worked with over the years. Everything has come together beautifully to prepare me for this moment.”

Robinson made history in 2003 when she was the first African American to become Valedictorian of Temple High School, in Central Texas. She was involved in Student Council, Debate Team, Journalism and Amnesty International in high school.

After graduating from the University of Chicago, she earned a Master’s Degree in Museum Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore – another top-notch academic university.

“I thought about becoming a curator, but I wanted to stay with teaching,” Robinson said.

Robinson began her career in her hometown of Temple and then moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area 10 years ago.

She served as an Instructional Coach for Math and Science at Bessie Coleman Middle School under then-Principal Jason Miller and at High Pointe Elementary under then-Principal Shay Whittaker.

Robinson is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas, with an expected graduation date in 2023. Her Dissertation is about the moral courage of principals leading in high poverty schools.