Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Dreher, Karen Robinson-Grindley, selected by her peers from among a most worthy group of candidates.
Ms. Robinson-Grindley has been teaching math for seventeen years and arrived at Dreher at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and earned her Masters in Education, Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
At Dreher Ms. Robinson-Grindley has taught Algebra I and II at the College-Prep level, Algebra II Honors, Discrete Math, and Pre-Calculus Honors. She serves as chair of the Math Department.
In her biography for this honor, Ms. Robinson-Grindley stated,
"My greatest contributions and accomplishments will always be about my students’ success. Success comes in different forms and depending on the group that I am teaching, it could possibly be 100% passage rate in Algebra 1CP to a student being able to pass his/her first test or a student having an A in math for the very first time. I have experienced it all. I have long realized that teaching takes more than just my content knowledge, I have to teach students character building and moral values. One of the biggest opportunity I have as a teacher is to inspire students, to accomplish their goals or set goals some may never imagine they would accomplish. Each year as I enter the classroom, I look forward to inspiring students who will represent our future."