Robyn Howton is the English Dept. Chair and AVID Coordinator at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District, where she has taught for 12 years. Throughout her time there, she has worked on district curriculum projects and been a member of the district ELA council. Howton is a 2007 Fellow with the Delaware Writing Project and has facilitated the Invitational Summer Workshop for the last five years. As a member of first BRINC cohort, she learned to use blended lessons to personalize learning for her students. She now does PD workshops to share what she has learned with other educators. Additionally, Howton volunteers as an academic coach and statistician for Mount Pleasant Green Knights football and track teams. Robyn has been a member of the Rodel Teacher Council since its inception in 2013. She has served as a National Hope Street Group Fellow and a member of the Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Group. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, her Master’s Education degree in curriculum, instruction, and endorsement in educational leadership from Lindinwood University, and is a National Board Certified English teacher. Howton spent the first 14 years of her career teaching in Lincoln County, Missouri at Silex High School and Troy Buchanan High School.