Crofton Elementary School’s new principal Ginger Robertson does not like to use the word “challenges” when discussing obstacles or difficulties she or her staff may face educating the youth of Anne Arundel County.
“I like to use the words ‘learning opportunities,' ” she said.
Robertson is eager to bring this positive, can-do attitude along with her hard work, dedication, and 10 years of experience in Anne Arundel County Public Schools to her new position, where she hopes to inspire a love of learning in all her students.
“I love learning myself and I think that will transpire to the students and the community,” Robertson said.
As a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and having spent six years in the classroom, Robertson knows a lot about instruction. She plans to work closely with the teachers at Crofton Elementary to “reach the whole child” and promote the academic achievement of all students.
She is looking forward to working with parents and local groups to enrich the community and the education of Crofton students.
“I love collaborating with families and community organizations because I’ve seen the benefits it brings to the schools and to the children and the teachers,” said Robertson.
Robertson said she is student focused and hopes to bring her prior work with the county on eliminating the achievement gap to her current position to promote academic achievement.
It’s also a priority for Robertson to prepare her school for the future by “continuing to incorporate as much technology as possible, meeting the needs of a diverse student population, and really exposing our students to the skills they need for the 21st century.”
Family: Robertson is getting married in two weeks, so she will actually start the school year as “Mrs. Henley” to her students.
Residence: Anne Arundel County
Favorite Book: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Favorite Hobbies: Running and living a healthy life style
Education: Nationally Board Certified Teacher, with a master's in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Salisbury University