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Dr. Matt Robinson Honored with 2023 Celebration of Leadership Award

Friendswood— The Leadership TASB Alumni Executive Board is proud to announce Dr. Matt Robinson as the recipient of the prestigious Celebration of Leadership Award for the 2023 school year. The award recognizes former LTASB Alumni who are outstanding education leaders making significant contributions to their communities and the state of Texas. 

LTASB is the premier school board leadership training program in the state with nearly 1,000 alumni trustees. It is dedicated to fostering leadership and innovation in education. Through its alumni executive board, LTASB continues to recognize and encourage leaders who make a difference in the lives of students across Texas. 

A servant-leader known for his dedication and innovation in education, Robinson was honored for advancing the quality of schooling and championing the causes of students and educators alike. His commitment to excellence in leadership has been a driving force in shaping better educational outcomes. 

The Celebration of Leadership Award, given annually, recognizes individuals who exemplify strong leadership, commitment to service, and a deep love for learning. Robinson’s achievements in these areas are well-documented, and he is highly regarded by his peers and the community.  

Through his board service and leadership, Robinson has proven himself to be a staunch supporter of public education, said Tony Hopkins, TASB first vice president, Friendswood ISD board president, and LTASB Class of 2014 alumni. He said that Robinson, who is a medical doctor, has used his expertise to inform both his decision-making process and his role in board governance on both the Friendswood ISD school board and the State Board of Education (SBOE), where he helped craft new health TEKS for students. 

“Dr. Robinson accomplished these things while balancing his medical practice obligations and would many times have to attend meetings while wearing his scrubs having come straight from surgery,” Hopkins said in his nominating letter.  

The award ceremony was held in Friendswood on Dec. 29, 2023.  

About TASB

TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.