Robyn M. Nichols, a native of Fort Wayne, recently was selected as one of the 2010-2011 recipients of the Goldberg Family Award,” according to Stephen K. Barker, headmaster of Sidwell Friends School.
The Goldberg prize celebrates outstanding work by Sidwell Friends School’s faciulty members. With this award comes a $3,000 grant, which has no restrictions and can be used for any purpose, personal or professional.
Nichols has been a fifth grade teacher at Sidwell Friends School for eight years. She is grade level chairperson and has held that position for seven years. She also was the clerk for the search committee for the middle school assistant principal in 2008.
The first daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama attend Sidwell Friends Middle School and Sidwell Friends Lower School respectively.
Nichols previously taught for four years in the Prince George County, Md., school system. While there, she was nominated as Disney Teacher of the Year in 2001 and chosen by her principal as the most outstanding teacher from Francis Scott Key Elementary School in 2002.
Nichols graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne. She received a B.S. degree ine elementary education from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala., and a M.S. degree in administration from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
She is the daughter of Robert and Ann Nichols of Fort Wayne and is a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Robyn resides in Laurel, Md.
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