About Dr. Carlton Jenkins

Superintendent Jenkins with students

Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D., has been the Robbinsdale Area Schools superintendent since August 2015. He came to the district from the Atlanta public school system, where he served as the chief academic officer. 

Jenkins spent four years (2010-14) as the superintendent of the Saginaw Public Schools, a district in Michigan with 7,500 students (15 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 3 high schools). He also served for four years as the executive director of secondary leaders (and being a high school principal) in the Beloit Public Schools system in Wisconsin. Prior to this, Jenkins served as a high school principal in the Columbus Public Schools in Ohio.

His 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, Wis. His teaching career started in 1989 at Beloit Memorial High School.

Jenkins earned his Master of Science in Educational Administration and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to Lisa, and has a daughter, Jasmine.