New York

Robin S. Schamberg
Ramapo High School
400 Viola Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Social Studies / Humanities, 10–12

Click on the questions to hear Robin S. Schamberg's interview at the State Teacher of the Year conference. You must have a Real Player to listen to the interview. If you do not have a Real Player, click on the Real Player graphic:

1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

How do you keep yourself motivated and energized to stay in teaching?


Robin S. Schamberg, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, New York
Robin teaches European History advanced placement, college psychology, humanities, and model Congress at Ramapo High School. She believes that education ultimately begins with respect for oneself and for the educational process, as well as for all involved. In addition, she wants her students to understand the importance of tolerance and that one person can make a difference by speaking out and taking action when faced with inhumanity. Another idea she promotes is that students should understand the political process and that they can help bring about positive changes through their participation in this process. In addition, she believes students should be rewarded for excellence. She has consistently served on leadership committees in the school district with a focus on helping students reach the state standards.  

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