Get to know Robin Ford, Matthew Whaley Elementary School Principal

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Published On: February 4th, 2020

Assistant Superintendent, Sean Walker, MWES Principal, Robin Ford and Superintendent, Olwen Herron, Ed.D.What are three career lessons you have learned so far?

1. Begin by assuming the best intentions.

2. Educate yourself about the “why” rather than rushing to a decision.

3. Our most important job is helping children understand the power of education.

What would you do for a career if you were not a principal?

I would have become a large animal veterinarian if I had not become an educator.

What was the best vacation or trip you took?

A skiing trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado with my family and closest friends.

What is one material thing you cannot live without?

My tennis shoes- walking is my primary self-care strategy!

What hobby do you spend the most time on?

Reading for pleasure.