Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Jenkins, SuperintendentWelcome to Robbinsdale Area Schools! 

Excellence is the Standard in Robbinsdale Area Schools. I am pleased to welcome you and your family to our destination district that is high performing and highly diverse in our pursuit of excellence, looking through the lens of equity. 

As superintendent, it is my responsibility to provide strategic leadership based on our Unified District Vision and Strategic Priorities, including support and advice to our Robbinsdale Area Schools School Board.

I have been honored to be the Robbinsdale Area Schools Superintendent since August 2015. Before becoming Superintendent in Robbinsdale Area Schools, I was the Chief Academic Officer in the Atlanta Public School system. Additionally, I spent four years (2010-14) as the Superintendent of Saginaw Public Schools, a district in Michigan with 7,500 students (15 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 3 high schools). I also served four years as the Executive Director of Secondary Leaders (and as a high school principal) in the Beloit Public Schools system in Wisconsin. Prior to this, I served as a high school principal in the Columbus Public Schools in Ohio. My experience also includes one year as a middle school principal, two years as an associate principal at a high school in the Beloit Public Schools and one year as an associate principal at a high school in Madison, Wisconsin. My teaching career started in 1989 at Beloit Memorial High School. I earned my Master of Science in Educational Administration and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact our district Enrollment Center to learn more about our schools and schedule a tour!

Carlton Jenkins


Nichol Sutton
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & School Board