Robin Mau 3rd Grade Teacher Recognized by Tucson Values Teachers
Congratulations to Robin Mau, 3rd grade teacher at Ironwood Elementary School, presented with the Tucson Values Teachers and OfficeMax/Office Depot May Teacher Excellence Award on Monday, May 7, 2018. This special award shines a spotlight on individual teachers who go above and beyond and bring that extra something special into the classroom.
Ms. Mau, who has been teaching for 12 years, has spent the last five years as a 3rd grade teacher at Ironwood Elementary. During her time at Ironwood, Ms. Mau has worked with students in Odyssey of the Mind and Student Council; she has also served on various committees on both a district and school level. This year, Ms. Mau has started working on her National Board Teaching Certification. This process has helped her "reflect and improve on my teaching practice."
Ms. Mau’s glowing nomination shared the following: “Mrs. Mau has made a significant impact in the life of my son. She is exceedingly kind to every student and is willing to adjust instruction to meet the needs of everyone in her class. I approached her in the beginning of the year with my number one hope for the year being that my son love school. Since that time she has worked daily to make that a reality. She looks for opportunities that let him shine, accommodates his active nature, and pushes him to have a growth mindset in regards to his challenges. Mrs. Mau is continually reflective and a pleasure to meet with in parent conferences. She is encouraging and supportive to both parents and students.".
As part of the Teacher Excellence Award, Ms. Mau received flowers and a plaque from Tucson Values Teachers, a $100 gift card from Office Depot/OfficeMax, a Ben's Bell, and pizza for her class from Humble Pie! She also received $250 cash courtesy of Tucson Electric Power and Helios Education Foundation.