Dr. Rosemary Robbins has served Irving ISD in numerous capacities including her current role as a Board of Trustee for District 1. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated that her passion is education.
Dr. Robbins started her teaching career at Reed Junior High in Duncanville ISD. In her third year, the student body dedicated the yearbook to her. She taught in Duncanville ISD a total of five years before moving to Irving ISD. While in the district, Dr. Robbins served as a teacher at Lamar Middle School and MacArthur High School; an assistant principal at John Haley Elementary School and Crockett Middle School; and principal at John Haley Elementary School. As the division director of staff development and grant writing for the district, Dr. Robbins wrote and was awarded numerous state technology grants, developed and implemented the New Teacher Liaison program and coordinated district professional development. She has also served in temporary roles for the district including interim division director for secondary teaching and learning and guest educator for campus administrators.
Dr. Robbins has also served to advance education at the state level, working as a teaching and learning specialist for a state teacher organization. In that role, she monitored educator certification, testified on mentoring initiatives and assisted in the planning and implementation of a teaching and learning conference with Dr. Phil Schlecty.
She was the executive director, founder and owner of a teacher alternative certification program and has served on the Quality Indicator Task Force for the National Association for Alternative certification. Dr. Robbins is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University and as a consultant and grant writer, she has also designed program curriculum approved by the Texas Education Agency. She is also a board member for the Irving Heritage Society, a lifetime member of Texas PTAs, a member of the Irving Sunrise Rotary and served on the IISD District Improvement Committee and Campus Improvement Committees for Good Elementary School and de Zavala Middle School. She is also former president/board member for The Stewpot Alliance, a non-profit organization that works with individuals who are homeless.
Dr. Robbins holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Texas at Austin, and both a master’s degree and a doctorate in education administration from the University of North Texas.
Since 2015, Dr. Robbins has been a member of the Medical and Educational Mission Team to Haiti, an initiative sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
She has one son, who works as a counselor at Irving High School.