Brett Robinson is closing the books on the 2022-23 school year and his time in education.
The longtime Cerro Gordo schools administrator is set to retire at the end of June and before he does that is closing the books on the 2022-23 school year as students dismissed for the final time earlier this week. On the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday, he called it a great school year.
Robinson recognizes the ups and downs of COVID took a toll on everyone. He believes the mental and emotional wellness of his students is in a good place and he credits the teachers and support staff of the district for making sure students are all in a good place.
For Robinson, one thing COVID reinforced to him as he exits education is the fact in-person learning is still the best form of learning for all students. He explains that is one reason Cerro Gordo Schools have declined the use of e-learning during inclement weather.
According to Robinson, one of the bigger changes in education in his time as an administrator is how much more involved in bringing up a young person the school system has gotten.
Robinson will enter retirement hoping to spend more time with his family. His daughter was recently drafted into the WNBA and he has grandchildren he hopes to be around more often as well.
Dr. Emily Weidner takes over the ranks in Cerro Gordo officially starting July 1.