MRS. ROBBYN GERMAN
PROPRIETOR / HEAD TEACHER & TUTOR / SCIENCE EXPLORATIONS TEACHER
German is a well rounded teacher with over 25 years of teaching
experience. She has a Bachelors and Master degree in Childhood Education from Russell Sage
College. Her certifications include Special Education; Elementary;
Reading (Orton-Gillingham) and Montessori. She has taught Pre-K through
12th grade including Gifted, Special Needs and Montessori. Her other
talents besides tutoring include readiness, music, art and drama. Robbyn is a trained Remedial Reading Consultant and clinician in both diagnosis and
remediation. She also has advanced specialized training in Orton Gillingham- a multi
sensory approach to phonics. Robbyn has owned Robbyn's Nest since 2003.
MR. CHRISTOPHER ENGLAND
HEAD OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS / OFFICE MANAGER / P.R. / TUTOR
Mr. England was a Business Management Major at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is in charge of the day to day Business Operations at Robbyn's Nest. Some of his responsibilities here include Public Relations, Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Customer Service, Project Management, Program Director and Development, Curriculum, and Teaching. Mr. England is also the Children's Drama and theater program teacher when in session.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / TUTOR
Chandler has many passions and interests. One of her main passions is working with children. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Scarlett, and going to many local activities with her. Chandler has many certifications including Security, Nursing Assistant, First Aid, CPR, and is currently enrolled in school for wedding and event planning. Chandler enjoys music, arts and crafts, party planning, cooking, and spending time with her family. Social media and outreach to the community is her strengths.
MR. JACK FINNERAN
HEAD CHESS TEACHER / ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
Mr. Jack Finneran has taught numerous popular Chess programs for both children and adults in the state of Connecticut for many years now. Mr. Finneran's own son Michael Finneran, who at a very young age, is ranked as a MASTER National Chess player. MASTER is the highest ranking possible in the United States. Mr. Finneran spoke to the importance of his program, "This program will improve your child's IQ, memory skills, concentration, organizational skills, and help improve their math and science grades. Your children will make new friends, become smarter, and even learn how to beat adults. Honestly, it's never too early in your children's life to learn how to chess."
DRAMA TEACHER - SCENE STUDY, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPROV
Mr. Frome is currently the artistic director of the Sherman Playhouse. He also teaches at PAC at 32 in New Milford and is a private audition tutor for ages 10 and up.
Susanna Marker is a vocalist classically trained in the Bel Canto Method, which means “beautIful singing”. The method employs techniques of proper breathing, placement, focus and relaxation to develop a student’s unique, expressive and natural voice. Trained at the Singers Forum in New York City. Susanna regularly performs at Amore Restaurant in Sherman in a duet called Lumos.