My name is Robin Rutherford and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with your child.
This is my fifth year as a teacher at Parkview Elementary. I have 14 years of experience teaching Kindergarten. I graduated from TexasTech University with a degree in Early Childhood Development with a teaching certificate Pre-K through 6th grade. Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development in order to be prepared to meet each child’s needs. I love teaching kindergarten! My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning, and to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want them to do their best and to have a sense of pride in doing their personal best. It is also of primary importance to me that my students appreciate and respect other peoples’ differences. I enjoy reading, cooking, photography, scrapbooking and making jewelry. I love animals and have a Cocker Spaniel named Olivia and a Jack Russell terrier named Jack. I also have a large salt water aquarium and a cockatiel named Spike.
I am a foster parent and, in time, hoping to adopt. Together we can make this year the best year possible for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or come up for a scheduled conference. My conference time is Monday through Friday from 12:55- 1:45. The school phone number is 817-.237-5121.
The Beginning of Kindergarten
Friedrich Frobel, of Germany, was the founder of the kindergarten – meaning garden of children. The Frobel kindergarten is based on German Idealist philosophy that explored the individual and natural world. The first kindergarten was based on natural play things/toys, songs and dance that promoted cooperative members of the community, and play for all children at all social and ability levels. His philosophy was based on