LA School Report has learned that Jeneen Robinson (pictured) plans on running for LAUSD Board member in District 4 against incumbent Steve Zimmer, though she has yet to file official paperwork.
Robinson, 40, grew up in Virginia and moved to Los Angeles about 10 years ago. She lives in Westchester and has a son attending a district school in the 4th grade. A former entertainment news journalist, Robinson is a youth minister at Grant AME Church in Watts and has served on various parent committees in LAUSD, such as Parents as Equal Partners. She penned a recent oped against since-tabled AB 5 in the Daily News: Assembly Bill 5 hurts our kids
Asked about her opponent, Mr. Zimmer, Robinson replied, “Well, he’s doing his job based on who’s supporting him – the unions.” She added: “I think we need a stronger leader, someone who can make this district more progressive in our reform efforts.”
Robinson set up a Robinson for School Board Facebook page about a month ago. As we reported previously, Kate Anderson is also considering a run for District 4 (See: Possible Board Candidates: District 4).