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By Betty Vanderwielen

Robin Beckett brings breadth of experience to kindergarten

SLE new teacher feature


September 20, 2018

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Robin Beckett delights in the excitement and enthusiasm of her kindergarten students.

SEELEY LAKE – Robin Beckett (formerly Robin Gaither) brings 14 years of teaching to her Seeley Lake Elementary kindergarten classroom. Starting in a Montessori school in Indiana, Beckett went on to teach multi-grade classes in Alaska and Hawaii. During the last three years, she taught in Bonner, Mont.

Beckett said her decision to enter the education field was largely influenced by her fifth-grade teacher. "I was very shy," she said. "I didn't like to talk. I wanted to be invisible. He took the time to draw me out. I recognized how important that could be to a child."

Beckett's Alaska exp...

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