LSU Education Doctorate Student and Alumna Named Teachers of the Year


Kristin Robair receiving award.

LSU School of Education PhD candidate Kristin Robair.Photo Credit: Kristin Robair

Sarah Kirkpatrick and Kristin Robair were named Teachers of the Year by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. This honor is awarded to teachers who inspire their students to achieve at the highest possible level. They constantly show their commitment to student success.

Sarah Kirkpatrick received her Masters of Education Curriculum & Instruction from the LSU School of Education in 2006. Kirkpatrick currently teaches AP Literature, AP Seminar and AP Research at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. “I want students to develop skills for the future: to be able to reason and analyze independently, to write with clarity, and to present themselves confidently, and in order to accomplish these goals, they must take ownership of their work and become part of a community of learners,” Kirkpatrick said.

Kristin Robair is a current PhD candidate in the LSU School of Education. She is in the process of earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education and Administration. Robair currently teaches English to 7th and 8th graders at Broadmoor Middle School. She was also recently named a finalist for the 2019 H. Norman Saurage III Service Award presented by the Dream Teachers Foundation. Robair will be honored at the 13th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards. “I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to make a difference or impact a child to always aim high with no limits, just as my teachers’ encouraged me to do,” said Robair.

The EBR School System Presents the 2019 Teachers of the Year

About SOE

The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education. 

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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LSU School of Education alumna Sarah Kirkpatrick. Photo Credit East Baton Rouge Parish School System