Degrees and Certifications:
BS Business Economics Secondary Mathematics
Mrs. Robin Tomasi
Hello, my name is Robin Tomasi and I teach Math 1 and Exploring Computer Science at Middleton High School.
I have been teaching in Middleton since 2017. I am excited to be working with another year in the CPM Curriculum. While at Middleton Middle school, I taught Accelerated 7th CC2/CC3 and 8th grade CC3. In 2019, I moved to Middleton High School.
I grew up in Copley, OH. In 1994 my family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. In 2000, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. Before starting a family, I worked purchasing in the Aerospace Industry. In 2006, my husband and I moved to Idaho with our three children. While my kids were younger, I worked from home. During this time, I channeled by computer skills and creativity to run a web & ad design business. As my children got older, I volunteered at Mill Creek and Middleton Middle School. I progressed to a substitute teacher and loved being in the classroom. In 2017, I completed the ABCTE program with my math endorsement. I am secondary certified to teach math from 6th-grade to calculus.
In February of 2019, my teaching partner and I were selected to present at the Annual CPM Math Curriculum Conference on how to engage students in chapter closure (review). In October of 2019, we shared our ideas with the teachers of Middleton at the annual Teach-tober professional development days. It has been wonderful to see our "I Love Math", "Attack The Snow Fort", and "Ghosts In The Graveyard" used at all grade levels and across content areas.
Math Is Fun!
I believe the most important aspect of teaching math is to communicate its beauty and to make the connections between math and life outside of school. I believe each student has the potential to unlock the door to understand the beautiful world of math and my job is to help guide them down the path and find the key. One of my students in my first year of teaching coined the phrase #mathisfun and I hope all my students leave me at the end of the year believing that.
I have always had a passion for computer science. I have a background in web and ad design. I try to encourage all my students to explore computer science and show them how the fundamental question in computer science is "What problem are you trying to solve?" The code helps to solve the puzzle.
In June of 2019, I was one of 25 Idaho teachers selected to participate in GenCyber at BSU. While there I worked on ways to incorporate Computer Science into my math classroom to help students make connections between classroom concepts and real life. In January of 2020, I started the Girls Go Cyber Club at MHS. In February of 2020, I was given the opportunity to attend She-Tech. The goal of She-Tech is to promote STEM engagement for High School girls.
In my spare time, I enjoy fly fishing, soccer, and competing in AKC events with my Brittanys. I am a fan of Marvel movies and any Mario game. I believe we should never stop learning. I enjoying listening to podcasts on a wide variety of topics (Economic Rockstar is my favorite) and tell my students that my streak is on Khan Academy exploring various subjects.