Meet Dr. Kathleen Robinson
Kathleen Robinson knew she wanted to be a teacher the moment she began working with children in an Early Childhood Education class at Andrew High School. It was her junior year and the preschoolers were so receptive to her lesson plans. Inspired by the gratification she felt as students learned, Mrs. Robinson attended Illinois State University where she pursued a degree in Middle School Education. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Educational Technology from Governors State University and her Principal/Administrative Certification from Aurora University. She has received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Mrs. Robinson began her teaching career in Lyons School District 103 where she taught elementary-age students in a grade K-8 building. In latter years, she taught math and science to students in grades 6-8. In 1998, she took a job in New Lenox School District 122 and taught fifth grade. She joined the Homer 33C family in 2003 when the District reinstated its Gifted Program. For nearly three years, she served as the district’s Discovery Gifted Coordinator before being named Assistant Principal at Homer Junior High School in 2006 and Principal at Hadley Middle School in 2008. In 2012, Mrs. Robinson was named Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.