Brownlee, Robinson named Dobie assistant principals

Brownlee, Robinson named Dobie assistant principals
Posted on 03/29/2017
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Neal Brownlee, second from left, and Adriana Robinson were named assistant principals for Dobie High School at the Pasadena ISD board meeting, March 28. Also pictured are Dobie assistant principal Michael Van Essen, far left and Dobie principal Franklin Moses, far right.


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Brownlee, left, and Robinson, right.

Neal Brownlee and Adriana Robinson were named assistant principals for Dobie High School at the Pasadena ISD board meeting, March 28.  

Both administrators are longtime employees of the district.  

“I’m super excited to join the team at Dobie,” said Brownlee. “I’ve been an administrator at Pasadena for seven years and I really loved where I was. It took a special place to pull me away from Kendrick, and Dobie is that place. I can’t wait to dive in to the experience as a high school administrator.”  

Neal Brownlee joins the Dobie team most recently from Kendrick Middle School, where he served as assistant principal. He started his career 19 years ago at Pasadena ISD as a special education and physical education teacher at Southmore Intermediate. Brownlee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake as well as certifications in special education, secondary physical education, secondary history and principal EC-12.  

As a 2005 graduate of Dobie, Adriana Robinson feels like this position brings her full circle.  

“I feel such a range of emotions joining everyone at Dobie,” said Robinson. “To be able to come back to my alma mater and serve my community in this capacity is more than I could have imagined.”  

She joins Dobie most recently from Fred Roberts Middle School, where she served as a peer facilitator. She also began her career at Pasadena ISD six years ago as a social studies, science and special education teacher at Beverly Hills Intermediate. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and certifications in special education, generalist and principal EC-12.  

Brownlee replaces longtime Dobie assistant principal Donna Branch, who was promoted to assistant athletics director earlier this year and Robinson replaces Ryan Peel, who was promoted to Dean of the Dobie Early College program last year.