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Sara Robinson (NE '12)

Instructional Coach

C. Ray Gates Elementary School
Grand Island, NE

Subject(s) taught: Reading, Writing, and Math
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

At the time of the Award, Sara Robinson was:

C. Ray Gates Elementary School
Grand Island, NE

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 4

Biographical Information

Sara Robinson is a proponent of lifelong learning, this is an educator who practices what she preaches. Robinson has a master's in curriculum and instruction, yet continues taking classes towards a Reading Specialist Endorsement to further sharpen her skill set.

She uses formative and summative assessments and also differentiates instruction to ensure she reaches each child. Her intervention classroom is a "model of civility," where she employs cooperative groups in a goal-oriented, nurturing environment. Strategies are research-based and designed to make learning engaging and increase student achievement.

Outside the classroom, Robinson serves as reading improvement chair for the building's reading team, and mentors district math and curriculum teams, among other leadership posts. She garners grants left and right for classroom tech, and new teachers frequently stop by to watch her in action. Robinson also helms staff meetings, where she's often found offering guidance to her colleagues and sharing her love of the profession.

Personal Message

With my current position as an instructional coach, I get the opportunity to work with teachers in both formal and informal coaching cycles. This is my second year in the position.

Sara Robinson Newsletters

2012 Milken Educator Award Notifications Take Off
Oct 05, 2012

Sara Robinson In The News

SARA ROBINSON: Gates teacher 1 of 40 to receive National Educator Award
Grand Island Independent  |  Oct 05, 2012  |  Grand Island, NE

Grand Island Teacher Receives National Educator Award
NTV, Nebraska TV  |  ABC  |  Oct 04, 2012  |  Kearney, NE

Milken Award goes to Grand Island teacher
Journal Star  |  Oct 04, 2012  |  Lincoln, NE

VIDEO: Teacher receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Grand Island Independent  |  Oct 04, 2012  |  Grand Island, NE

GIPS Teacher Earns National Recognition
KOLN/KGIN-TV  |  CBS, 10/11  |  Oct 04, 2012  |  Lincoln/Grand Island, NE

Additional Information


M.A. Education: Curriculum and Instruction