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Northwest Missouri State University

Robyn Akins

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226 Brown Hall


660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2015



  • Ed.S. Reading Instruction
  • Missouri Special Reading Certification for grades K-12th grade
  • M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
  • B.S.Ed. Elementary Education

Courses Taught

  • Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • Diagnostic and Corrective Reading
  • Children’s Literature in the Elementary School
  • Reading and Language Arts Practicum/Seminar for the Elementary School
  • Content Teaching in the Elementary Schools
  • Ecology of Teaching
  • Developmental Foundations
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Learning Communities

Other Professional Experiences

  • First Grade Teacher, Smithville Primary Elementary (Smithville, Missouri)
  • First and Second Grade Teacher, Horace Mann Lab School (Maryville, Missouri)
  • Reading Consultant, Rural Kids Reading Initiative


  • Member, International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Member, Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS)