Akron Public Schools new Superintendent, C. Michael Robinson, Jr. took the stage for the first time yesterday in Akron, introducing himself to the public during a press conference hosted by the Akron School Board.
Robinson, who will guide the district which has been without a permanent Superintendent since Christine Fowler-Mack resigned in February, says he is looking forward to meeting with students, teachers, and community members within his first 100 days on the job.
Robinson will officially start his new position, which pays $240,000 per year, on August 1. He will be taking over from Interim Superintendent, Mary Outley, who has been in that role since February.
Robinson most recently served as the chief academic officer for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools in Louisiana. He holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, and has experience teaching at all educational levels from elementary school, through college.
To find out more; watch the press conference video posted below. Please note; to hear Robinson's remarks immediately, skip ahead to 3:00 minutes into the presentation.