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A Warm Welcome to Robinson School!
A Message From Our New Principal, John Jackson
Dear Robinson Parents,
I wanted to take this time during the summer to introduce myself to the Robinson community. I have been in education for many years, and my first teaching job was for the third grade. I spent fourteen years as a teacher and administrator in the Torrance Unified School District before moving to Manhattan Beach Middle School eleven years ago. I believe strongly in the importance of working as a team to develop well-rounded children who thrive in academics, citizenship, and the arts.
I will work with you to integrate the assets of our larger community into a program that meets the needs of all students at Robinson. Building a connected community of support around our students is at the heart of my philosophy, and I look forward to learning how this works at Robinson. I am out with the students before school, recesses, lunch, and after school as much as I can be. I also try to spend as much time in the classrooms as I can. My decisions start first and foremost with the kids.
I am so excited to return to my roots and get started as the Principal of Robinson Elementary. As most of you know, I attended Robinson, Center Jr. High, and Mira Costa. It has been so wonderful wandering through the halls of Robinson and reliving so many special memories. I have also enjoyed getting to know so many of you this summer. Since many of you have had kids go through the middle school, I feel like we already know each other. I look forward to meeting the rest of you as the year progresses.
On a personal note, I have four grown kids, all college grads with jobs. I have five grandkids with one on the way. In my spare time I like to support MBUSD athletics and performing arts programs. I really enjoy when I get to pull my instruments out and play with the bands. I have season tickets to USC football games and an annual pass to Disneyland.
I have heard so many amazing things about Robinson. I know the students, parents, and staff are committed to creating the best school possible. I am anxious to get started learning together.