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 (1998) and his Masters (2003) and Educational Specialist (2005) degrees from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2011, he earned his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from UAB.
Dr. Robbins started his career teaching science at Berry Middle School (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 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.
Dr. Robbins conducted his graduate and doctoral research in the areas of parental involvement, middle school interdisciplinary teaming, and adolescent development; the results of which were published by The School Community Journal in 2013. Dr. Robbins is also the author of several original presentations and training modules for pre-service, beginning and veteran teachers, such as "Ten Things an Adolescent Needs In Your Classroom," "What Great Teams Do," and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" Dr. Robbins teaches and presents at the school and district level, as well as in university classrooms. In 2015, Dr. Robbins was recognized by Samford University as one of the top 100 graduates from the O.B.B. School of Education with the "Learning for Life" award. The Alabama Educational Theater Association recognized Dr. Robbins as the Alabama Administrator of the Year in 2017 for his consistent support and promotion of theater arts programs. Also, in 2019, Dr. Robbins was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership. Dr. Robbins was also a part of the 2019 credentialing cohort of Certified Instructional Leaders in the state of Alabama, sponsored by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools.