Medling, Robyn--Science (8th)
Teacher Bio
Welcome to my Classroom
Owen Middle School

I have been teaching Science and or Math for 35 years (since 1980) and this marks my 21st year here  at Owen Middle. I have lived and taught in Illinois, Houston, and New Orleans.
 
I have one adult son, Kyle, who attended OMS, and graduated OHS in 2003.  He is a Tarheel, having  received his B.A. from UNC in 2007. He recently got married so now I have a daughter-in-law, too (Lindsay).  They both currently live and work in the Research Triangle Area.
 
I have two "new" dogs, both small canines.  Patches is a Szu-Poo, and KeeKee is a Pekingnese.  They were both recently adopted in 2014.
 
I recently married a wonderful man last April, and my name has changed to Mrs. MEDLING.  (I used to be Ms. Schuster).
 
I enjoy reading, movies, listening to all sorts of music,  and walking in this beautiful area and am known as a Trekkie.  Geology is my passion, as it was my major at the Univ. of Illinois.  Later I received my Master's at the University of Houston, and in 2001 - I became National Board Certified in Early and Adolescent Science Education. I have just recently renewed my National Board certification as well. In addition, I attended the University of New Orleans for two years past my Masters to obtain certification in Academically Gifted education.
 
In 2004-2005 I was Owen Middle School Teacher of the Year, and the Owen District Teacher of the Yea 
 
In Nov. of 2012  I  was pleased to receive the REGION 8 , Outstanding Middle School Science Teaching Award given  by the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA). 
 
Although I have taught science in  all grades from 6-12, I find my niche is with the 8th graders.  It must be my sense of humor.
 
At Owen I was a Beta Club Sponsor for 9 years, and a sponsor of the Science Olympiad Team for 13 years.Today I  co-sponsor Student Council with Mr. Drummond.
 
 
 
 
 
Kyle and Me
 
 
 
 
 Patches and KeeKee
 
 
 My husband and I at my son's wedding, 2013

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