Biographies

Mr. Lawrence Robinson, Director

Appointed:  September 2016Mr. Lawrence Robinson, Director

Lawrence Robinson is a Phoenix Native who is a national expert on issues related to democracy, public education and civic engagement.

Mr. Robinson currently serves as the Director for Candidate Ready Development at Leadership for Educational Equity where he is helping elect teachers to public office around the country.

He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he earned degrees in both religious studies and government. He received his Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law where he focused his studies on critical race theory as well as constitutional law.

Mr. Robinson formerly served as a Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Stanton on issues including education, homelessness and disability rights and served as a law professor for five years at the Arizona Summit Law School, where he taught highly regarded courses including civil rights and constitutional litigation. 

He is an elected member of the Roosevelt School District Governing Board, where he has championed an innovative anti-bullying policy, expanded access to after school programs, and founded a non-profit called Good Things Grow building outdoor classrooms where students can get their hands dirty learning about STEM. He also serves as President-Elect of the Arizona School Board Association.