about Mr. Robinson


Loretto High School in Loretto, Tennessee, 1990

Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, AA, 1992, summa cum laude

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.A., 1994, summa cum laude

    Major in Geography, Minors in History and Secondary Education

    Phi Kappa Phi

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MA, 1995

    Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction of the Social Studies

30 + hours above the Masters Degree


South Doyle High School, Knox County, TN, 1994-95

Millington Central High School, Millington, TN, 1995-2000

Cordova High School. Cordova, TN, 2000-2003

Houston High School, Germantown, TN, 2003-present

    Social Studies Department Head, 2005-present

Honors / Awards

National Council for the Social Studies Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2010 NCSS Award

Outstanding Educator in Residence for the Academy of Singapore Teachers, November 2011

    Academy of Singapore Teachers Outstanding Educator in Residence website

    Publication: Idea2 Issue 3: March 2012 cover article

    Publication: Whole School Approach to Effective Communication in English article

2014 National Council for Geographic Education’s Distinguished Teaching Award

2012 NCGE & Nystrom Geography Award Winner

    Title of Lesson Plan: My America...Exploring the Ethnic/Racial Geography of American Urban Areas

Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award, 2011

Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2010

Transatlantic Outreach Program Social Studies Educator Study Tour to Germany, Summer 2010

International Conference on Territorial Geography in Seoul, South Korea,

    Member and Presenter for the U.S. delegation of geography teachers

2010-2011 The Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator of the Year Award (Tennessee Holocaust Commission)

2009 NCGE & Nystrom Geography Award Winner: Pic 1   Pic 2

    Title of Lesson Plan: Starbucks Geography

2009 Tom and Stella Mullane “Geography Teacher of the Year” from the Tennessee Geographic Alliance

Collierville Rotary Club Teacher of the Month, January 2009

Tennessee Geographic Alliance and Siesta Software Solutions Geography Lesson Plan of the Year, 2008

Shelby County Schools Department of Instruction Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006

    Shelby County Schools Highest Honor for Teachers

Pickler Distinguished Technology Educator Award, 2005-06 (Shelby County Schools)

Building Level, Houston High, Teacher of the Year, 2005-06

System Level, Shelby County Schools, 9-12 Teacher of the Year, 2005-06

Region Level, Memphis and Shelby County, 9-12 Teacher of the Year, 2005-06

City of Germantown Teacher of the Month, November 2004

Marjorie Riepe Memorial Award, 2005 Germantown Teacher of the Year

Fulbright Hays Travel Abroad Award to China, Summer 1999

Japan Foundation Travel Seminar to Japan, Summer 2000

Advanced Placement Human Geography Reader, 2007- to present

Perfect Attendance Award- Shelby County Schools, 1996, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11


Married to Kelly Flowers Robinson on March 17, 2004.  We have no children, but we do have one dog: an Australian Shepherd named Max.


I was born on January 27, 1972, in Loretto, Tennessee. My parents are Perless and Billie Robinson. I have three sisters: Karen, Connie, and my twin sister Myra.

Rotorua, New Zealand

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