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Julene Robinson

Julene Robinson, a parent and Tampa resident, comes to IDEA with more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, principal, state regional executive director, and vice provost.  Robinson began her career as a math and special education teacher in elementary and middle schools and then founded a charter high school. In her time as principal, the school she founded in Texas earned the state’s highest rating and was ranked 16th on U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best High Schools” and 86th on Newsweek’s “Top Public High Schools in America” lists. As Executive Director of IDEA Tampa Bay, the second IDEA region outside of Texas, Robinson is poised to take the helm in her Florida-based community when its first four schools open in the fall of 2021.