Affton School District’s director of technology and innovation, Dr. Robert Dillon, has been named a Fellow of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence, according to a press release from the school district.
Dillon was previously the Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School principal, until his mid-year resignation last year.
“This work helps connect Affton students to innovation, ideas, resources and opportunities,” Dillon said. “I've always believed that educators have a responsibility to serve locally and globally as a means of changing the world through education.”
The mission of the Martin Institute is to provide world-class professional learning for elementary and secondary educators.
Other Fellows of the Martin Institute in 2013 are:
- Philip Cummings, Teacher, Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN
- Jill Gough, Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA
- Alice Maund Parker, Teacher, Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN
- Meenoo Rami, Teacher, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA
- Chris Thinnes, Head of Upper Elementary and Academic Dean, Curtis School, Los Angeles, CA
- Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD
Fellows of the Martin Institute share the beliefs of the institute that learning is a process founded in questioning, sharing and reflection; that all educators can design and lead rigorous and relevant learning; and that everyone benefits from connected discovery and learning.