Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – College of the Ozarks Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Drury University Master of Arts in Education Administration – Lindenwood University Educational Specialist in Educational Administration - Lindenwood University
Hello, my name is Robyn Justice. I am delighted to be the principal of Thayer Elementary School! I enjoy working with students and teacher, as they are engaged in the learning process daily.
I started in the Waynesville School District in 2001 as a third-grade teacher at East Elementary and, later, at Freedom Elementary. In 2008, I accepted a position at Partridge Elementary where I taught both third and fourth grade, working alongside Dr. George Lauritson. I was fortunate enough to be a “fill-in” on occasions when Dr. Lauritson could not be present. While at Partridge I was privileged to attend the Leadership Academy as well as be a part of Waynesville’s Aspiring Administrator’s Program and felt a calling to become a leader, where I could serve both other educators and students. From there, I began to pursue an administrative position.
My husband, Andy and I have been married since September of 1987. He is a self-employed electrician and raises beef cattle on our farm in Roby, Mo. We have two children (identical twins): Landon and Logan, who are both graduate students in seminary school, hoping to enter the field of Christian ministry. They are both married to beautiful ladies who have a career in the nursing field. We enjoy our small community and serving others daily.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have been a part of this community my whole life and I look forward to establishing a great partnership between the school and the community. As the principal of Thayer Elementary, I will use my 17 years in education to assist my fellow educators and the next generation of leaders, preparing them to change the world.