|Vice Principal Mr. Trevor Robinson|
Trevor Robinson grew up in Fruitvale, B.C. and graduated from J.L. Crowe Secondary School in Trail. Following high school, he attended Simon Fraser University, majoring in English and working in a chemistry lab where he helped develop a library of known obsidian sources used by indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Robinson moved to UBC to study law. Mr. Robinson completed his Juris Doctor degree in 1996 and joined Russell & Dumoulin, a large law firm in Vancouver, working as the junior lawyer on a number of major construction cases. Mr. Robinson’s small town roots were calling, however, and when his wife, Naomi DeLury, was offered a position at the Summerland Research Station in 1999, he resigned and moved to the Okanagan. Following their move, Mr. Robinson practiced law in Penticton, handling primarily family law cases. In his free time he volunteered as a cross-country ski coach and a summer camp counsellor. These activities led him to realize his true passion was working with young people, so in 2001 he enrolled in UBC’s West Kootenay Teacher Education Program to complete his Bachelor of Education.
Mr. Robinson began his teaching career in 2002. Over the next four years he taught English, Literacy and Law, first at Penticton Secondary and then at Princess Margaret Secondary School. In 2006, Mr. Robinson accepted a position as a vice principal at Penticton Secondary School and began work on his fourth degree, a Master of Arts in Leadership & Administration from Gonzaga University, which he completed in 2008. Between 2008 and 2017, Mr. Robinson worked as a vice principal at Princess Margaret Secondary School.
Mr. Robinson and his wife have three active children, and in his spare time, he can often be found at the hockey rink, the soccer field or the dance studio. Mr. Robinson’s educational interests include teacher collaboration and the use of technology in schools.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
― Malcolm X
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde