Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Orchard Park, New York. She
obtained her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from
Cortland State College and her Master's in Exceptional Education
from Buffalo State College. She completed her Doctorate and
Principal certification through Arizona State University. In 2004,
she achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood
Generalist and is very proud of that accomplishment. She and her
husband taught in New York before relocating to Arizona in 2001.
She has been in education for more than 20 years and has been
principal at Maricopa Elementary School since 2012.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, running, sports
and spending time with her family. Her favorite professional sports
teams are the Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees and Buffalo Sabres.
She and her husband have three dogs Zeus, Echo and Loki and since
she is an avid runner, she is usually up very early every day
walking/running with them.
Dr. Robinson has been instrumental in developing the Leader in
Me program at MES, in which our scholars learn the 7 Habits of
Highly Effective People. Every scholar has the opportunity to
become a leader - from Kindergartners all the way up to 6th grade.
Many students in each classroom have special leadership roles such
as classroom greeter, telecommunications specialist (answers
phone), equipment manager, technology liason, class mediator and
She also began calling upon our scholars to become schoolwide
leaders called SOSA's (Scholars on Special Assignment). These
scholars are responsible for even greater leadership roles such as
greeting visitors to assemblies; taking new scholars, parents and
other guests on tour of the school; interviewing SOSA candidates
and even helping with the interviewing process for new
Dr. Robinson has been a great asset to MES and we are very lucky
to have her leading our staff and scholars. She is a committed
leader and expects everyone, from the newest kindergartner to the
most seasoned staff member to take responsibility for their actions
and be examples of what a leader should be! She is professional
when necessary but also has a fun personality, which we love about