Robbinsdale Area Schools

Superintendent Update

Superintendent Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins Departing Robbinsdale Area Schools for Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, has been named Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Madison, Wisconsin. MMSD is the second largest school district in Wisconsin, serving more than 26,000 students. Jenkins’ last day in the district will be August 3; he has served as Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools for the past five years.

Under his tenure, graduation rates increased each of the past four years. As an advocate for all students, Dr. Jenkins has been a proud supporter of the District’s Unified District Vision, which the Board adopted in 2014.

“I will deeply miss working with the amazing students, staff, families and community members in Robbinsdale Area Schools,” said Dr. Jenkins. “I am honored the MMSD school board placed their confidence in me to continue to build on the foundation of great work that has been done in the Madison Metropolitan School District. I look forward to my return to the community where I started my administrative career,” Jenkins said.

The Robbinsdale school board will meet on Monday, July 13, 2020 in a Special Work Session to discuss the process for Jenkins’ replacement.

“We are thankful for Dr. Jenkins’ leadership over the past five years at Robbinsdale Area Schools,” said David Boone, School Board Chair. “During the tenure of Dr. Jenkins, our district became stronger in our pursuit of equity through our Unified District Vision and is preparing greater numbers of students for success in college, careers and the articulated skilled trades. Although we are saddened to lose Dr. Jenkins, we wish him well in his new endeavors,” he continued.