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Amber Robinson

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WATERLOO — Royal Legacy Christian Academy, which is preparing to open this fall, recently hired Amber Robinson as its principal.

It was a unanimous decision by the school’s board of directors, according to a news release.

Royal Legacy, at 715 E. Fourth St., will start with kindergarten through second grade and third- through sixth-grade English-speaking classrooms and a Spanish immersion program that will start as a K-1 classroom.

Robinson graduated from East High in 2002. She graduated from Wartburg College with a bachelor’s degree in American and world history education in December 2005.

She earned master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction with a focus on literacy from the University of Northern Iowa as well as in effective teaching for talented and gifted from Drake University, graduating in 2008. In 2015, she completed her doctorate in educational leadership from UNI.

Robinson has worked as a talented and gifted teacher in Waterloo, as a school improvement leader in Des Moines and as a middle school principal and district director in Iowa City.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add Dr. Robinson to our team,” said Chassidi Martin, co-founder of the school. “We know that with her leadership, RLCA will be a school of excellence in education and a true gift to our students.”

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