Patriot Day

Today at our school we remembered the first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We were honored and humbled to share this moment with local firefighters, police officers and honor guard. The Chief of Police spoke to our students incorporating values we instill in our students everyday – that of being caring, responsible, and respectful citizens. He explained that heroes are not only police officers and firefighters, but teachers and students, as well. At that moment as I looked out into the audience of nearly 800 students and staff members I realized he was right, we are all heroes. Every day we have the potential to be a hero, but it takes courage to do the right thing. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?


Jen Robinson

Jen Robinson

Maricopa, Arizona

Hello, my name is Jen Robinson. I have been in education for over 20 years. I began teaching in Buffalo, NY in 1992, as a pre-school special education teacher. My experience ranges from primary grades through high school. My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2001, where we were fortunate enough to teach at the same school. In 2004, I achieved National Board Certification and currently support candidates. In 2011 I completed my Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation. My dissertation research focused on supporting National Board candidates through their certification process. During the 2012-2013 school year, I completed my National Board renewal process. It was humbling and very powerful to step back into a classroom. I am currently an elementary principal. I am excited and hopeful for the new school year. I also serve on the Arizona Teacher Solutions Team where we are solutions focused in an effort to transform and elevate the teaching profession.

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