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Robin Finley
Founder of TASSEL Time

Robin is beginning her 29th year as an educator this 2016-17 school year.  She has taught the following courses during her experience as an educator working for 2 school systems:
English, journalism, speech, drama, Bible, career education 7-12th grade P.E.,  health, junior and senior high girls’ basketball and track, and senior boys’ track.

She has held a variety of positions within the k-12 school system:
Athletic director, academic advisor, assistant principal, technology specialist, federal coordinator, sis/sms coordinator, coach, and counselor.

By applying her experience in her self-acquired scholarship searching principles, test-preparation techniques and skills, and along with the help of a wonderful teaching staff, Robin helped guide 35 seniors to a scholarship offering of over 1 Million Dollars. Her desire is to implement this knowledge to help every student cost effectively attend the college they desire.

Education / Certifications

 

  •  B.S. in education from Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. in educational administration from the University of Arkansas
  • Ed. S. degree in educational administration at the University of Arkansas
  • Licensure/certification from Oklahoma and Arkansas
  • Nine areas of teacher certification
  • Secondary principal certification
  • Superintendent certification
  • Test administrator for the following assessments: PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE, ACT, Sat 9, Iowa Basic and Benchmark
  • In-service presentations and workshops in the areas of testing, technology, careers and college information      
  • Instructor provider for CPR /First Aid  Red Cross courses

Honors / Accomplishments

  • Former President of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers
  • Two-time Arkansas Activities Association West Girls’ All-Star Basketball Coach
  • Seven-time conference girls’ basketball coach of the year
  • As Athletic Director, her teams won 11 state championships
  • 2005-2006 Northwest Arkansas School Counselor Association Advocate of the Year
  • 2006-2007 Arkansas School Counselor Association Advocate of the Year
  • 2009-2010 Arkansas Counseling Association Distinguished Professional
  • 2005-present Arkansas School Counseling Association Technology Chair

As a coach for basketball and track:

  • Thirty-four conference and district championship titles
  • Twenty-three tournament championship titles
  • Five state titles

 

A Note from the Founder:

When I began helping seventh thru twelfth grade students with college and career planning, I quickly became very frustrated with the time-consuming process of finding legitimate websites concerning scholarships. If you type in "scholarships" into a search engine you will get hits ranging from 7 to 14 million sites, depending on the search engine you use. As I began the tedious task of searching through these sites, I made a listing of the name and URL’s of the best sites. These I placed on a hand-out to go home.  A low percentage of these hand-outs actually reached mom and dad.  I became increasingly frustrated in my attempt to figure out how to make sure parents saw this important information.  During my master’s program at the University of Arkansas, I was enrolled in a technology course in which we had to develop a 5-page website.  I decided to put all my favorite links on these pages as an aid to students and parents.  After presenting my idea with my website to a class of up and coming administrators, several of my classmates along with my professor urged me to present this format to a wider audience.  I later presented a more informative version of this site to my school and community relations course. The instructor, along with many of my administrator colleagues urged me to pursue completing the site as an educational business venture.  The goal of the site is to help counselors, parents and students locate valuable career and collegiate sites in a timely manner, without having to sort through the enormous amount of sites available. Recognizing that preparing for college begins early in the elementary years.  My original idea grew from about four written pages listing hundreds of sites to 100+ pages listing thousands of  pre-qualified, categorized sites.

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