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01-Oct-2015 (BMS) – Berry Middle School Principal Dr. Chris Robbins has been awarded an inaugural “Learning for Life” award from his alma mater, the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education at Samford University.  The awards program coincides with the School of Education’s centennial year and will be part of the school’s celebration of 100 years of learning and teaching, according to Samford University.

“Samford University's School of Education was an instrumental part of my preparation as an educator, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been instructed by the faculty in School of Education. Each of them has made a lasting impression on my career as an educator,” Dr. Robbins said.

Robbins specifically notes the Samford University’s coursework and practicum experiences as great preparation for his work both in the classroom and at the administrative level.

“They teach you more than just how to teach -- they teach you the skills necessary to be a problem-solver, a reflective thinker, and life-long learner,” Dr. Robbins said.  “Having worked alongside many excellent and innovative graduates of the Samford School of Education, I am humbled to be counted among this distinguished group of alumni.

The Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education plans to honor its 100 outstanding school of education alumni or teacher certification recipients with the inaugural Learning for Life Award during homecoming weekend November 6-7, 2015.   

Dr. Robbins has been an educator since 1998. He earned his B.S. in Middle School and Secondary Education (grades 4-12) from Samford University in 1998, and his Masters (2003), Educational Specialist (2005) and Doctor of Education (2011) degrees in Educational Leadership from UAB.  He started his career teaching science at Berry Middle School, teaching at Berry from 1998-2005. From 2005-2011, Dr. Robbins proudly served as assistant principal at R.F. Bumpus Middle School, then accepted the challenge of opening the brand new Brock's Gap Intermediate School (grades 5 and 6) in Hoover 2011. During the summer of 2012, Dr. Robbins returned "home" to Berry Middle School as Associate Principal and was later named Principal in August 2013.

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