Task Force Spotlight: Mallory Robinette & Caroline Kirchner

Mallory Robinette, Family Satisfaction & Value Task Force

Mallory Robinette

What is your educational background?
Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services, Masters in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, PPS credential from Sac State in School Social Work. Guidance Counselor at MVCS focus on Juniors and Seniors.  

How long have you been a professional educator? 4 years 

Please give a quick blurb about your family and your personal passions aside from education.
My husband and I have been married for 3 years and love a night in with a board game and friends. I am passionate about good chocolate and great food! I love a great brainstorm session and dreaming big. 

What has you most excited about working on this particular task force? I love to look at the big picture and problem solve. I also really appreciate that I can bring the various voices I work with to the table. Being a part of a team working to find solutions is truly inspirational and life giving. 

How has this opportunity (the COVID-19 SIP) caused you to think differently about the next evolution in learning? I think this has been such an interesting time of finding new partnership with families and communities as we seek to educate together. It has brought to light the true importance of working together. I also think it has opened doors for parents to be a part of the learning in new ways and a flexibility in learning that has not been integrated into our educational system until now. This has really opened doors to educational innovation. 

Caroline Kirchner, Communications & Community Care Task Force

Caroline Kirchner

What is your educational background?
Director of Resident Life, BA, ESL

How long have you been a professional educator? 32 years

Please give a quick blurb about your family and your personal passions aside from education.
My husband, Mike, teaches Biology and AP Biology at MVC; three daughters, 2 are educators and graduated from MVC in ‘05. Youngest is a current university student. Passions: gardening, the beach and being a grandparent, education and missions.

What has you most excited about working on this particular task force?
Clear communication is essential for all to succeed.

How has this opportunity (the COVID-19 SIP) caused you to think differently about the next evolution in learning?
The sky is the limit for all types of learning experiences!

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