National Teacher of the Year tells his story to state educators

By WV MetroNews

DANIELS, W.Va. — Educators around the state that work in juvenile centers got the chance to hear from the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, a teacher at a center in Virginia.

Rodney Robinson, the Richmond, Virginia native, teaches at the Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. He provided the keynote address at the West Virginia Department of Education Juvenile Conference at the Glade Springs Conference Center on Wednesday morning in Daniels.

Robinson appeared on Wednesday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline’ to share his story.

“It’s a struggle to get them there,” Robinson said of impacting students in bad spots. “I teach them their rights, teach them how to grow and show them that they have an impact and a voice no matter what they have been accused of doing.”