Robin Kinman

Robin Kinman

Objective

A proactive leader, I build communities of parents, students, teachers, and administrators who joyfully engage in educational discourse, face challenges, and provide a positive learning environment. Two decades of educational experience have taught me that excellence lies within the school itself, and it takes dedicated leadership to develop an authentic curriculum, taught by pedagogically sound teachers, to inquisitive and invested learners, who are supported by active and informed parents. I know curriculum, model best practices in teaching, understand the developmental needs of the elementary child, and communicate effectively. I will bring out the excellence that exists in your school.

Publication

"Communications Speaks". Teaching Children Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. August, 2010.

Leadership

Professional Development Coordinator—Facilitated a six-month professional development assessment course for entire faculty. Managed a yearlong math literacy course to deepen math teachers’ content knowledge.

Family Instructor—Designed & implemented family math breakfasts. Featured in St. Louis Magazine, 3/10.

Instructional Coach—Supervised a 3rd grade teacher via pre-observation planning, filming, collaborative assessment of lessons, reflection, & goal setting.

Coordinator—Established a twice-weekly after-school math program for grades K-6. Coached several winning teams at citywide Equations tournaments.

Mentor—Advised & nurtured grade level teaching partners & new faculty members.

Curriculum Revision Facilitator—Led PreK-6thgrade teachers in revising their curriculums to reflect their expertise and NCTM, state, & Common Core standards. Worked with PreK-6th grade teachers to create standards-based progress reports. Collaborated with teachers to compose a mission statement for the teaching of mathematics.

Grant WriterEmerging Teacher-Leader, 2008. Program of Study & Active Professionalism, 2010.

Education

Education
1985 - 1990

Bachelor of Science

Stephens College

Emphases: Art & Social Science

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Classroom Teacher

Community School

4th grade teacher. Equity and Social Justice committee. ISACS self-study math committee. Team teaching.

Dec 1997 - 2011

Classroom Teacher

Forsyth School

Classroom teacher for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades. Created & implemented curricula for diverse learners. Math Committee, chair. Professional Development & Teacher Evaluation team. ISACS self-study school climate chair, Head's council. After-school Equations coach.

1993 - 1994

Master Teacher

Cold Spring School

Master Teacher for multi-aged classroom of 6,7, & 8 year olds. Individualized learning programs for each student. Mentored associate teacher.

1990 - 1993

Classroom Teacher

US Grant Elemetary School

Classroom teacher for 1st and 2nd grades. Outcome-based education. Developed thematic units of study. Students At-Risk committee. Outstanding first year teacher, nominee.

Certifications

Certifications
2010 - 2009

Career CPC

Missouri Dept of Education