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Tiffiny Roberson

Faculty Information
Location(s) Key School
Title(s) Key School Director of Tutoring Connection
Contact Information
School Email
School Phone
(828) 274-0758   x418
Degree(s) A.A., Peace College
B.A., North Carolina State University
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Tiffiny Roberson is the director of The Tutoring Connection at The Key School and has been working at The Key School since 2007. She holds a B.A. in communication with a specialization in communication disorders from North Carolina State University and has successfully fulfilled the requirements for the Multisensory Structured Language Training accredited through The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council at the Teaching Level.
Get to know Tiffiny Roberson:
In what ways can you teach/engage children at CDS that you couldn't at other schools? As a Teacher at The Key School, I can offer my students a highly individualized program that is rooted in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which builds auditory, visual, and kinesthetic pathways to learning. The Orton-Gillingham approach is flexible and the teacher is able to teach diagnostically and adapt the lesson to meet the needs of each individual student.”
What do you like most about your job at CDS? At CDS, I appreciate the professional development opportunities that are offered on a continuous basis to foster a climate of continuous improvement and lifelong learning.”
In your opinion, how does the CDS community inspire students to be courageous and curious, wonder about things that they don’t understand, try new things, and develop individual passions? “At CDS, students are surprised when we celebrate what they perceive as a “mistake” as an “opportunity” to learn and grow.”
How would you describe your classroom? “A supportive and encouraging environment that provides daily reinforcement of concepts to ensure retention of material that has been presented to the student. The student begins to learn that in their classroom, there will be plenty of “practice” time. This type of environment builds the students confidence and provides a secure environment where the student is not afraid to tackle new concepts.”
What books and authors inspire you? Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz.”  
What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning? “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison
How would you describe yourself and/or your approach to your job in 10 words or less? “It is important for me to find purpose and inspiration in the work that I do. I want my students to understand the purpose of what they are learning and to be inspired by their learning experiences each day.”
Which classroom projects/events are you known for? “I’m a stickler for routine because children find comfort in knowing what to expect.”  
What personal passion brings balance to your life?Prayer and Yoga.”

How is CDS different from what you experienced as a child in school? “As a child in school, I remember boring worksheets and rote learning. At CDS, children are given many opportunities to experience and apply what they are learning. Teacher collaboration gives students the opportunity to make connections across subject areas.”  

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