Google is assembling an amazing panel of judges to help decide the winners.
This year, we’re off to a great start with Rodney Robinson, 2019’s National Teacher of the Year. Who will the others be? A super-brainy scientist? A world famous musician? Check back to find out who they are.
2019 National Teacher of the YearRodney Robinson is a 19-year teaching veteran. He became a teacher in honor of his mother, who was denied an education as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in an effort to better understand and prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.
Robinson has been published three times by Yale University and has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom, most notably the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team which recruits underrepresented male teachers into the field of education. He has also worked with Pulitzer Award winning author James Foreman on developing curriculum units on race, class, and punishment as a part of the Yale Teacher’s Institute.<>