Eva Robinson is a Cornerstone alumna who has returned to us as a school counselor at Jefferson-Douglass Academy. Her Principal, Monica Thompson, says, “Ms. Robinson loves to bring exciting programming and experiences to our students. With a strong focus on being college and career ready, she has high expectations and takes the time to get to know every student and meet them where they are mentally. It is all about our students having a positive spirit and atmosphere for her.”
What’s your best memory of your own school days?
Receiving the Magna Cum Laude recognition at my 8th grade promotion ceremony. I had no idea my hard work had paid off. I remembered working really hard in Mr. Cairo’s (Social Studies), Mr. O’Connor’s (Math), and Mrs. Barrs’ (Spanish) classes. That moment taught me that I didn’t have to be perfect, just diligent and intentional about my goals. This lesson helped me earn another Magna Cum Laude award when I graduated from Cass Tech.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know that I perform with a band most weekends.
What’s your professional superpower?
My professional superpower is being able to discern my student’s authentic feelings and emotions when they are facing challenges.
How do you empower your students to live their complete life?
I encourage them to be present and aware of their truest selves, so that they can remain motivated to excel and operate daily as the best version of themselves.
What’s the one word your students would use to describe you?
“Caring,” per Tyler, 7th Grade.