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We Go Beyond: Constance Robinson

 We Go Beyond

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In Brooklyn Center, we’re not afraid to lead. With ferocity. With compassion. And with a sense of restless purpose rooted in the work of anti-racism. What makes us different from other school districts? We take the time and effort to amplify voices before we develop ways of serving. We’re dedicated to radical intentionality, measuring success in lives changed. Every student. Every family. Every staff member. In a world where you can get by with meeting expectations, we go beyond. 

Through this campaign called We Go Beyond, we share the ways our staff dedicate themselves to go beyond for our students and families. 

What is your first and last name?

Dr. Constance Robinson

What site/program do you work at?

Early College Academy

What is your position?

Principal

How long have you been with the district?

2.5 years

What does "going beyond" mean to you?

More than expected, more than required

How do you go beyond for students, families, and the community?

I ensure that staff members are physically and mentally prepared to work directly with students, families, and staff by providing them with enriched curriculum, materials, proper access, opportunities for collaboration, critical feedback, data to demonstrate student achievement, multiple teaching styles, brave space to become vulnerable, and more.

In Brooklyn Center, we strive to center and amplify student voice. How do you center and amplify student voice?

I invite students to have open and honest dialogue with both staff and me. I’ve invited students to be part of our PLC’s to share their input on information included in units along with discussions around race and inequalities.

Constance Robinson