Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Zachary Robbins

Dr. Zachary Scott Robbins is the Superintendent of the Marysville School District in Washington State and the author of Restorative Justice Tribunal and Ways to Derail Jim Crow Discipline in Schools. He has “turned around” schools in Boston and Las Vegas and is honored to be the 2022 Nevada High School Principal of the Year. Dr. Robbins was the 2021 City of Las Vegas African-American Trailblazer in Education Award Recipient, and in 2021 he was the President-Elect of the Secondary School Principals Association of Nevada. He publishes commentary and news articles for various media outlets and makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss politics and education.

Dr. Robbins and his team established the first restorative justice program in Nevada. His school was a training hub in restorative practices for Nevada educators. He coached state leaders in restorative practices on behalf of the Nevada Department of Education and informed education policy development. Dr. Robbins continues training teachers and school leaders in restorative practices
through online courses he has developed and through occasional consulting engagements.

Dr. Robbins was educated at Howard University in Washington, DC, and he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration at the Boston College Lynch School of Education.

You can find Dr. Robbins on Twitter at DrZacRobbins.