Mrs. Robinson has been blessed to be a part of the St. Vincent de Paul school family since 1991, when she graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English Education. She has served in varied positions in 5th through 8th grades, teaching Social Studies, Language Arts and Religion. Currently, Mrs. Robinson is the 8th grade homeroom and teaches 2nd, 7th-8th Religion and 6th-8th Social Studies. Mrs. Robinson and her husband have three grown children who share their parents’ love of the gifts of God’s Earth by enjoying nature activities together. Mrs. Robinson is a self-proclaimed “passion-hopper” and has pursued her interests by acting in numerous community plays, reading, dancing, jogging ½ marathons, dabbling in writing, and serving in various parish ministries.
What year did you start teaching at St. Vincent de Paul School? What do you teach?
I began my career here in 1991. I am now the 8th grade homeroom teacher, 2nd, 7th , and 8th religion teacher, and 6-8th Social Studies teacher.
What do you enjoy most about work?
I enjoy those 'AHA' moments with students when everything seems to make sense and come together, but the BEST part is being able to talk about my faith every day!
What's the best advice you've ever received?
Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life (Grandma Conner).
What or who can't you live without?
God, but I know I don't have to. On a physical level, I sure like coffee, strawberries, and chocolate!
The best part about waking up?
is Folgers in your cup...isn't that the jingle?
What was the last experience you had that made you a stronger person?
The weeks of my dear mom-in-law passing really developed my fortitude. Her grace amidst suffering taught me so much about love, compassion, and what is really important in life like family and faith. I didn't think I could do some of things I was able to do, but she taught me just as she had the 33 years she was my friend.
If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Say thank you to whomever bought me that ticket!
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
I spent the whole $9 I had saved up at the St. Boniface Church social in one night! I cried the whole way home because I had nothing to show for it! Great lesson about savings, needs, and wants for a 10 year old!
If you could meet anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be?
WOW this is tough for a history teacher! Personally, I never knew my grandfathers so I would like to meet them. I would enjoy having a talk with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, too
What is the best book you've ever read?
I haven't finished the Bible yet (side note check out Fr. Mike's Bible in a year Podcast! I am on Day 150). Other than that my favorite series were the Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls WIlder sets.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I feel like I would not be able to do well as a woman without modern conveniences. Seriously do you know how long my grandma spent doing laundry, dishes, and just making food? However, my favorite era to study is the American Civil War, so I suppose I could pop in and roam around a bit then but not ON the battlefields!
Who are your patron Saints?
My patron saints are St. Cecilia and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Thank you Mrs. Robinson for participating in the Meet the Teacher feature!