About Dr. Jeffery Robinson
Jeffery Robinson has lived in Detroit all his life and attended Detroit Public School graduating from Mumford High School in 1986. After returning to Detroit following his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, he was hired as a substitute teacher at Malcolm X Academy. It was during his time at Malcolm X Academy that he entered graduate school at the University of Detroit Mercy where he received his Master’s Degree and teacher certification. After 18 years teaching Mathematics and Computer Science, Robinson was promoted to central office in the Office of Professional Development and then returned to the newly combined Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy as principal in 2009. While in graduate school Robinson, was a single father to his daughters; Kristina (29), Cydni (21), Kenedi (21), and son Corbin (19) and he later married Lisa (Morgan) Robinson and their families were blended with her two children Angelica (28) and Maalik (21).
During his 25 years in DPS at the Malcolm X Academy Dr. Robinson served as a father figure to countless children, working with many single mothers to provide their children with a quality African Centered education. Dr. Robinson has made many trips to Ghana, and South Africa establishing relationships and becoming a part of communities that have influenced his work here in Detroit. Dr. Robinson is a professor of Education and African American and African Studies at both Wayne State and Eastern Michigan Universities. Dr. Robinson’s work includes leadership as Board Chairman of Detroit Parent Network, the Executive Committee Member of the Detroit NAACP and serving as a board member of the National Council on Educating Black Children.
Dr. Robinson is Democrat that has stood in opposition to every tyrannical undemocratic action perpetrated against the City of Detroit. His voice was heard in opposition to every emergency manager of DPS, and The City of Detroit. He spoke out against the water being shutoff to Detroit families, and the un-necessary Detroit bankruptcy that lowered the quality of life for countless city workers and their families. Dr. Robinson has been a champion for Detroit as a private citizen and is now asking to continue in that role as the next Mayor of Detroit! “This Is Possible!”
- Deputy Network Leader, Detroit Public Schools
- Principal, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy
- Chairman Board of Directors, Detroit Parent Network
- Ph.D. In African American and African Studies Education and Public Policy
- Michigan State University
Detroit Community Service:
- Boards, Coalitions, and Committees
- Council of Baptist Pastors Detroit and Vicinity
- Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention
- Executive Committee Detroit Branch NAACP
- Pastor, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
- Dedicated husband and father
- Applies ethics and morals to decision public and private
- Supports unions and organized labor
- Committed to environmental preservation and maintenance.