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ISU College of Education honors Pocatello Principal Evelyn Robinson with 2011 Professional Achievement Award

Posted May 3, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Education's 2011 Professional Achievement Award recipient is Evelyn Robinson, a school principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Pocatello School District 25 since 1988.

Evelyn RobinsonShe will be honored by the College of Education on May 6 and during ISU Commencement beginning at 10 a.m. May 7 in Holt Arena.

During Robinson's leadership at Lewis and Clark, the school has received the following distinguished awards: a finalist in the 2007 National School Change Award; 2007 Idaho Governor's Outstanding Student Achievement Award; and, from 2000-2005, the A+ Excellence in Education Award.

The school has also had ongoing recognition for Yearly Growth Awards for Idaho Standards Assessment Test (ISAT) Math and Reading Improvement, the Backpack Food Program and Adequate Yearly Progress, which is a federally mandated benchmark for assessing student achievement and school accountability.

In 2000, Lewis and Clark began a new program, The Giving Tree Project, in which students combine a math activity with a food collection program and have annually donated approximately 10,000 pounds of food to local families and the Idaho Food Bank.

As the principal and leader, Robinson's professional recognitions and accomplishments are numerous and include the following awards from the Alpha Delta Kappa honorary sorority for women educators: featured on the 2008 cover of Alpha Delta Kappa Magazine, 2007 International Excellence in Education Award, 2006 Northwest Regional Excellence in Education Award and the 2005 Idaho Excellence in Education Award.

She was selected as Idaho's National Distinguished Principal and was presented the award in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Robinson received her educational specialist degree in educational administration in 1988 from Idaho State University.