Degrees and Certifications:
BLA - University of Idaho MEd - Northwest Nazarene University National Association of Science Teachers
Mrs. Robin Baker
Hello Lowell Scott Middle School!
My name is Robin Baker, and I am incredibly proud to be part of our 7th Grade Team Discovery. I became a teacher after discovering my heart for service through my previous career in landscape architecture. During that time, I was able to collaborate on projects like the West Boise Watershed Environmental Learning Center, Zoo Boise, Kleiner Park, and Get Up and Get Outside. I have a diverse background in plant sciences and landscape ecology that I'm both passionate about and excited to share with our youth. I hold a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho and a Master's of Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest Nazarene University. Apart from chasing my family around, I enjoy playing ice hockey, performing with my french horn, and crochet. My favorite animal is a sheep, my favorite flower is the goblin flower, my favorite tree is Liquidamber styraciflua, and my favorite song is Skylark.
What an honor it is to teach seventh grade life science. Middle school is about exploration, experimentation, and discovering who you are. Research is showing that professionals who choose science as a career, often do so by 8th grade. With the workforce calling out for inventors, engineers, and innovators, we are in a unique position to influence our young Chargers to consider what life would be like as a scientist. In my class, we'll not only learn the basics of biology - fascinating stuff - but we'll also dream big, talk to scientists, and get a little dirty. Much of our learning will take place through the use of a laboratory notebook, a document that tracks our scientific thinking and stays in the lab. We'll participate in the Lowell Scott garden and enjoy observing Pookie the Turtle, a 35+ year old escape artist who has already returned from walkabout this fall to begin his hibernation.