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As an educator of 16 years focused largely on science and mathematics in urban education settings, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) John R. King Academy teacher Kimberly Robertson’s teaching prowess in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has helped her students to rise. Robertson has also created inclusive, positive, and equitable environments for her students, families, and fellow teachers.
For instance, she regularly holds study groups (two times per month) to engage her fellow colleagues on research based best practices in mathematics. And her knowledge has translated into success for J.R. King students, with reported gains in I-Ready scores in several categories during the 2021-22 school year.
Along with developing math incentives for her students, Robertson helps the school’s administration with professional development opportunities as well as recruitment of highly qualified teachers, thanks to her robust professional network and diligent research.
Robertson was nominated for this year’s DPSCD Teacher of the Year by her principal, Jennifer Spencer. She is a top five finalist. Congratulations and good luck!
DPSCD, in conjunction with the DPS Foundation, will honor our educators, teachers and leaders at the 9th annual Champions of Education awards gala and dinner, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at DPSCD’s Mumford High School. This is the fifth and final in a series of profile stories about the Teacher of the Year nominees.