Robin Papaioannou was born and raised in Idaho Falls, and has been married for 30 years to her best friend, Eric. One of her proudest accomplishments is being a mother and role model for her two beautiful daughters. Spending time with family and friends is her favorite past time, but she also loves reading, playing golf, and most of all teaching.
Mrs. Papaioannou second proudest accomplishment was receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Idaho State University. She went back to school as a non-traditional student and balanced a job, being a wife, a mother, and student. Although this was challenging at times, she believed she set a great example for her daughters, and she uses what she learned from those challenges to help her relate to her students, and to be a more effective teacher.
Mrs. Papaioannou has gained a wide range of experience from the past 11 years working for Idaho Falls School District 91 and Alturas International Academy. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, has been an Interventions Specialist, and is currently teaching a 1st-3rd grade class. She has served on multiple elementary education and professional development committees as well as serving in program leadership roles.
Her love of teaching and making a difference in children’s lives is the foundation of who she is as a teacher. She believes that every student is highly capable of learning, and it is important to her to understand where each of them are on their educational journey and to give them what they need to be successful. Mrs. Papaioannou believes that having a positive relationship with families and creating a positive classroom experience for her students is vital to their developing a love for learning. She loves being part of the Alturas International Academy team.