Norman Robbins is a Fort Worth native. He holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science degree in business administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.
Mr. Robbins joined Lockheed Martin in 1986 and is currently senior manager of community relations. He oversees and administers the company’s community involvement program. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Robbins was employed by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in a variety of capacities which included economic development and governmental/urban affairs activities.
Mr. Robbins’ goals include eliminating the achievement gap among students.
Mr. Robbins has worked with TCU’s School of Education Board of Visitors, the FWISD’s School and Community Partnerships Advisory Committee, Tarrant County Workforce Development Board, Big Brothers and Sisters and Communities in Schools.
Mr. Robbins is married with three grown children.
- Past member, School of Education Board of Visitors, TCU
- Past member, FWISD School and Community Partnerships Advisory Committee
- Past Board member, Tarrant County Workforce Development
- Past Board member and President, Big Brothers and Sisters
- Past Board member and President, Communities in Schools
Accomplishments of the Board of Education
- Conducted a nationwide search for a new superintendent of schools resulting in the hiring of Melody A. Johnson
- Charged the District’s administrators with improving student achievement
- Developed and adopted Procedures and Standards of Practice for the Board resulting in a cohesive and committed team
- Established and utilized community advisory committees in the areas of technology, facilities, budget and audit functions
- Adopted policies that ensure transparency of operations
- Reinstated music and art into the curriculum for primary grades
- Developed the first strategic performance plan with high standards and accountability measures
- Defined staff responsibilities and accountability more clearly and implemented efficient and ethical business practices
Recent Student/School Accomplishments:
- Benbrook Middle School uses their annual race --the Bobcat 5K Bolt-- as a fundraiser to purchase a marquee for the school.
- Luella Merrett Elementary School received a $25,000 grant from Target on September 17, 2012.
- Benbrook Middle School was officially opened in August 2011.
- Western Hills High School's Debra Rue was selected as a finalist for the 2012 District Teacher of the Year.
- Benbrook Middle School's Ryan Peterson was selected as a finalist for the 2012 District Teacher of the Year.
- Comerica Bank established a Youth Savings program at Benbrook Elementary School in 2012.