Kansas Master Teacher Award Program
Jay Shideler Elementary School
USD 437, Auburn/Washburn
The concept that all children can learn might be cliché, but Mrs. Robin Dixon knows it is true as she witnessed firsthand her twin brother, born with Down’s syndrome, struggling through his education. “My parents modeled for my brother and me that we were both capable of learning. This belief follows me everyday to my classroom and drives me to see that all my students can learn.”
Mrs. Dixon has 15 years teaching experience and has received multiple teaching awards. In 2006 she successfully completed the difficult work to become a National Board Certified Teacher. She has a passion for helping others–from mission trips through her church, to mentoring new teachers, to leading and working in committees at school and in her community. A colleague writes, “Her dedication and work ethic, as well as very strong organization skills make her an accomplished teacher and incredibly effective team member.”
For the past five years, Mrs. Dixon has been a sixth grade teacher. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kansas, and a second master’s degree from Washburn University.