Villago Principal Biography

 

Tracy Robbins, Principal


Mrs. Robbins has been in the Casa Grande Elementary School District for the past 23 years after moving to Arizona from Minnesota. She began her career in 1995 as a teacher at Casa Grande Junior High. During her first year, she taught Physical Education, Study Skills, and Dance. For the next five years, she taught full-time Physical Education.  When Cactus Middle School opened in the fall of 2001, Mrs. Robbins (Ms. Rasmussen at the time), opened the new school as the Technology teacher. The following year, she began her six year tenure as a seventh grade language arts teacher. In the fall of 2007, Villago opened and Mrs. Robbins transferred to become the language arts department leader for that year. The following year, she was selected as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director. In 2009, she became the assistant principal, a position she held for nine years until being selected as the new principal at Villago this year.

 

Mrs. Robbins was born in Farmington, Minnesota into a family of educators. Her grandmother was an elementary school teacher, her father a geography, physical education teacher and coach, and two of her three brothers also went into education. She graduated high school from Farmington Senior High School and attended and graduated college from Minnesota State University at Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She obtained an Elementary Education Master’s Degree in 2007 and an Educational Leadership Master’s Degree in 2009 from Northern Arizona University. She also holds a reading endorsement certificate for grades K-12.

 

During her years as an assistant principal, she has had the opportunity to share all the great things that happen at Villago and that she has been a part of. In the summer of 2013, Mrs. Robbins, along with her colleagues, was awarded an opportunity to be a presenter at the National Association of Elementary School Principals national conference in Baltimore. She and her colleagues presented “How to Build a Positive School Culture and Climate” and highlighted the BEE Extraordinary Campaign that Mrs. Robbins developed.  Two years later, the BEE Extraordinary Campaign was the recipient of the Golden Bell Award from the Arizona School Boards Association. In 2017, Mrs. Robbins was nominated and awarded the “Delta Kappa Gama” distinguished woman educator honor.

 

Mrs. Robbins is extremely excited to be leading the Villago Titan community to success. She takes great pride in continuing a rich tradition of building positive relationships with students and creating an atmosphere of setting goals and striving to be your best. With the motto “Awesomeness Happens Here”, she strives to highlight and honor the awesome things that students and staff bring to Villago. She loves seeing the smiles on the students’ faces and hearing the laughter and excitement each day. She also enjoys interacting with families and parents, some of whom she taught when they were in middle school, and appreciates their support for Villago.

 

Outside of school, Mrs. Robbins enjoys spending time with her family, friends and of course her dogs. She enjoys staying active, hiking, crafting, decorating, antique shopping, and cleaning, yes, cleaning J She also spends most Sundays in the fall watching football and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings!

 

She is looking forward to an AWESOME first year as principal of Villago Middle School.

 

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