LB Math Collaborative Executive Director, Doris Robinson Biography

LB Math Collaborative Executive Director, Doris Robinson


Doris Robinson is the Executive Director of the CSULB-LBUSD Math Collaborative.  A former Elementary School Principal, she received her education at Howard University, Washington, D.C., her Master’s in Science at the University of LaVerne for Counseling, a California Teaching Credential at UCLA, and her administrative credential from California State University, Long Beach.

Mrs. Robinson moved to Long Beach, California from Atlanta, Georgia in 1971 and resided in the Long Beach community for 40 years before moving to the Tustin, Ca community. She has served on many boards and committees in the Long Beach community. She was the principal of William Cullen Bryant Elementary School, Long Beach Unified School District, a Title I school with 81% of her students receiving free and reduced lunch for nine years. Under her leadership the school’s test scores soared to 847% which was above the California State Department of Education requirement for all California Schools in the State. In addition to her professional work, she has worked tirelessly for the Long Beach community volunteering for over forty years.

Under Doris Robinson’s leadership in the Harbor Area Chapter, the chapter has been able to partner with the Posse Foundation and provide over $600,000 to deserving high school students at the California Academy of Math and Science. The Chapter has won three Western Area awards for their work with young students at Jordan High School and Academy of Math and Science both are Long Beach Unified School District schools under Mrs. Robinson’s leadership. Robinson also has community involvement in the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach Child Trauma Council, Jack & Jill of America, Inc, and so much more.

Overall, Mrs. Doris Cooper-Robinson’s heart has always been for volunteering and impacting her community in a positive manner. She extends her professional career into volunteering daily. She holds great concern for her community and has made a difference not only in the lives of children but adults as well. When hearing her story, she began volunteering when she was nine years of age for an elderly neighbor who did not have family to care for her and Mrs. Robinson would go to her home and sit with her so that she would have someone with her.

Furthermore, the parents respect and appreciate her concern for their children. Her philosophy is that the children have a “Home family and a School family.” She embeds in all of her students that they are “scholars”, and they are expected to practice “scholarly behavior.”