Division News Article

Andrea Robin receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

April 12th, 2021

Andrea Robin is an Academic Counsellor at Vista Virtual School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 10 years. Andrea’s role as a counsellor reveals a caring, positive, and firm approach to student success and completion. She is sure to arrange a physical, face-to-face meeting with the student and their family when possible, doing a thorough assessment of student learning needs, challenges and strengths.

Her colleagues at Vista Virtual School say, “As a counsellor Andrea is often privy to difficult situations, conflicts, or other life events that impact her colleagues and students; her genial, calm, positive approach is amplified by her passion for helping others.”

“To be ‘exemplary’ means setting high expectations for yourself and setting them for the students in your care. Andrea not only expects high standards, but she invests countless hours, making sure the students are equipped to meet those standards. Under her guidance, students are taught best practices and advice on approaching challenges from a mindset of optimism and strength. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing students become passionate about their educational journey.”

“No matter the approach, her students have all emerged empowered to break the cycle and succeed. Andrea Robin is a true example of what it means to be exemplary!”


Andrea Robin received the Pembina Hills School Division Exemplary Teacher Award in March 2021