Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: B.S. Business Administration Masters in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University Masters in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University Certifications: Arizona, K-8 Gifted Endorsement, K-12 Mathematics Specialist Endorsement, K-8 Structured English Immersion Endorsement, K-12 Academic Certificate (AC) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), K-12 National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist/In Process 2017-2018 Arizona Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Pima County Superintendent's Office StemAZing Teacher Leader Program, Mentor Arizona Science Teachers Association, Regional Director, Pima County Arizona Future Problem Solving, Secretary and Board Member Science Arts Space Institute (SASI), Board Member 100Kin10 Teacher Forum, 2019 UA Office of Economic Education (OEE), Ambassador National Geographic Certified Educator NSTA Judge, 2019 Common Sense Educator, 18-20
Mrs. Robyn Yewell
Welcome to my REACH (Realizing Excellence through Academic and Creative Help) webpage. My name is Robyn Yewell and I have been teaching in the Amphitheater District for eight years. I consider myself to be an Arizona native even though I was born in New York. Outside of the classroom, I love to spend time with my family. I am married with two children; my son attends Cross Middle School and my daughter attends Harelson. I also love to read and travel.
I spent the majority of my educational experience in the Amphitheater School District and I am a graduate of Canyon del Oro High School. (Go Dorados!)
My teaching philosophy is simple in that I believe that all children can learn and succeed. I also believe that education is important and that given the right tools and opportunities, all children can attain whatever they please. My goal each school year is to see all of my students grow academically, cognitively, mentally, and emotionally.
Defining Moment in My Education
Education is one of the most valuable assets a person can have. Throughout my own educational experience, I have had the pleasure of working and learning with brilliant people. Past teachers, community members, family, friends, and children have inspired me to continue my love of learning while passing along this love to others.
Core Educational Beliefs
There are many core educational beliefs that are practiced in my classroom. I believe that school community is imperative for success. I strive to establish and maintain positive home and school relationships. Our classroom is also a safe and orderly learning enviornment for students and staff.
In our learning, we display cultural proficency and prepare students with a global education. Educational needs of students are prioritized and we work to ensure that every student can succeed.
Students are motivated to learn while recognizing that students have unique learning styles. Learning is facilitated by encouragement, prompting, and interacting with students. Instruction is provided to meet each student's individual needs.
Student success is always supported and I encourage students to make choices that will provide educational challenges. Students are assessed through both formal and informal methods and are then provided with appropriate and targeted data-driven instruction. Student engagement comes from rigorous and relevant instruction.
To enable all students to be successful
To promote critical thinking and problem solving skills
To create a learning enviornment where all students feel as though they belong and can be successful
To provide challenges, high expectations, and quality work for students
To encourage creativity and innovation in the learning process
All students can learn regardless of their strengths, weaknesses, and abilities.