Educator Profile    Educators

Robert Dyer (ME '90)


Shapleigh Memorial School
Shapleigh, ME

Subject(s) taught: Computer Science
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

At the time of the Award, Robert Dyer was:

Sea Road School
Kennebunk, ME

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 6

Biographical Information

As a sixth-grade teacher at Park Street School, Robert Dyer is a pioneer in the use of technology in the classroom. It is his belief that students need to be in tune with technology and scientific changes. Striving to prepare his students for the 21st century, Mr. Dyer utilizes grants from the Department of Education. One such grant allowed him to develop a conference telephone system so that his students could talk with famous people around the world. Another grant, from the Talcott Mountain Science Center, allowed his students to be connected to the Regional Student Weather Network. He has been recognized for his ventures in teleconferencing on topics from physics to the workings of Moog Synthesizer.

Personal Message

After receiving Colby College's 1999 Educator of the Year Award my role in education changed to focus on a small country school where I am an ed tech in the computer lab. I am interested in hearing from fellow educators about the use of technology in the elementary. In 1997 I was the recipient of of a Fulbright Memorial Fund grant to study the education, culture, and daily life in Japan.