Ms. Van Robinson


Ms. Robinson has been an educator for over 29 years, serving as a classroom teacher, educational program trainer, curriculum writer, and coach for both teachers and principals. She began her career working with high school students in the public school system; during her career, Ms. Robinson has taught every grade from elementary school through adults. She has worked in and with various school districts across the country, including New York City, Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and of course Philadelphia. Ms. Robinson began her tenure with Independence Mission Schools as the assistant principal at St. Barnabas before transitioning to serve as principal at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School.

Ms. Robinson is a very proud graduate of Hampton University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She later earned her Master of Education degree from Arcadia University. She is also an alumna of Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her administration and supervision certificate. Ms. Robinson is currently anticipating going back to school to earn her doctorate, focusing her studies on community and family engagement strategies with schools to support student achievement.

As a master educator and lifelong learner, Ms. Robinson never forgets what it is like to be on both sides of the desk. With such a long and varied career in education, she always focuses her efforts on what is best for children. Her intentions also mirror that of Mother Cabrini – to focus on the “education of the heart”. She believes that good students, with love and learning, can become positive citizens who know their God-given gifts and are willing to share them with the world.