Robinson Named BIPOC Student Affinity Group Mentor

This fall, a familiar friend to Derryfield, Bernadette Robinson joined the School in the role of mentor to the BIPOC Student Affinity Group. Each week, Robinson visits campus to meet with the group to guide and support those students as they navigate their experience at DS.

She also works closely with Derryfield staff, conferring with and advising about the ways to fully support BIPOC students at DS. Bernadette presents ideas that seek to improve a sense of belonging for our BIPOC community members and Derryfield in general and helps to address any concerns, immediate or long-term.

A graduate of Springfield College (BS in rehabilitation services), and Rivier University (MEd), Robinson is the Director of Community-Based Programs at Home Base Collaborative Family Counseling in Manchester, NH. She mentors other professionals in the Greater Manchester area and is co-owner of Robinson Family Foods.

From 2000-2014, Robinson was the Student and Family Services Coordinator for Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester. She is the parent of Derryfield graduates Tyree ‘06 and Marcel ‘09 Robinson. Additionally, Robinson is a lifelong practitioner of the martial art of Judo and a professor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We’re thrilled to have Bernadette back on campus!


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