Dr. Zachary Scott Robbins is the Superintendent of the Marysville School District in Washington State and the author of Restorative Justice Tribunal and Ways to Derail Jim Crow Discipline in Schools and Becoming a Social Justice Educator. He has “turned around” schools in Boston and Las Vegas and is honored to be the 2022 Nevada High School Principal of the Year. Dr. Robbins was the 2021 City of Las Vegas African-American Trailblazer in Education Award Recipient, and in 2021 he was the President-Elect of the Secondary School Principals Association of Nevada. He publishes commentary and news articles for various media outlets and makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss politics and education.
Dr. Robbins and his team established the first restorative justice program in Nevada. His school was a training hub in restorative practices for Nevada educators. He coached state leaders in restorative practices on behalf of the Nevada Department of Education and informed education policy development. Dr. Robbins continues training teachers and school leaders in restorative practices through online courses he has developed and through occasional consulting engagements.
Dr. Robbins has served on the board of the YMCA of Snohomish County and the Southern Nevada ACLU. He has presented at national and international conferences. He is the primary Instructor of the Learning and Justice For All Institute, and he trains teachers and school leaders nationwide. Zac was educated at Howard University in Washington, DC, and he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration at the Boston College Lynch School of Education.