Mr. John A. Robertson, Assistant Principal

J. Robertson 2018-2019

About Me:

I am a 25 year veteran educator committed to serving diverse communities.  The second born child of teenage parents in South Central Los Angeles, I used the light of education to navigate humble beginnings and would go on to graduate from Brown University, where I earned an AB Degree with concentrations in Economics and Sociology.  I decided to pursue a career in education in order to help youth unlock doors of opportunity and rise to their full potential.  I started my career as a social studies teacher at Harlem Park Middle School, on the westside of Baltimore City.  While there, I led the effort to include Algebra in the curriculum by volunteering to teach the class after school.  I would go on to serve Baltimore students as a math teacher, Teacher Mentor, and the Founding Director of ConneXions Community Leadership Academy.  Most recently, I served as the Assistant Principal of Northwest High for seven years.  I hold an MA in Instructional Systems Development from UMBC, and my interest in social emotional learning inspired me to pursue an MSW degree from the UMD School of Social Work.

Supervising and evaluating the following:

  • 6th grade

  • World Languages/Art/Music

  • World Studies

  • Counseling Services

  • 6th Grade ALT

Responsible for the following programs and initiatives:

  • All Grade 6 Events

  • Pre-Service Agenda

  • Back to School Night

  • Bell Schedule

  • Parent Conferences

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Liason

  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

  • Lockers