Mrs. Robinson dancing with students.

Buncombe County Schools (BCS) employs thousands of extraordinary staff all across the district. BCS takes pride in recruiting the best in order to inspire, educate, encourage and elevate students on a daily basis. As a way to honor the hard work and dedication that staff pour into our schools, we are recognizing those who go above and beyond to make BCS one of the best. This BCS Staff Spotlight recognizes kindergarten teacher Teresa Robinson of Barnardsville Elementary School (BES). 

Mrs. Robinson’s classroom is full of happy, energetic, and enthusiastic students ready to learn. Mrs. Robinson pours herself into her career and works hard to ensure that each child is loved. Her love extends far beyond the classroom as she strives to make her community a better place for all. 

“I am thankful everyday for the opportunity God has given me to serve in the community in which I live,” she said. “I am blessed to work in kindergarten. It is the age that I know I have the skills to best serve.”

From a young age, Mrs. Robinson has enjoyed working with children, and serving others. She began her career with BCS in 2013 as an instructional assistant. Later she decided to continue her education at Mars Hill University in order to earn a degree in Elementary Education. She returned to teach at BES, where her family has a deep connection. 

“I have always loved working with children and have a passion for helping students learn to read,” Mrs. Robinson said. “My family has lived in the Barnardsville community for generations, My grandfather attended Barnardsville School when it served students through high school. My mother, aunt, and numerous cousins are Barnardsville School alumni. BES is also the school where I dropped both of my own children off for their first day of kindergarten.”

To Mrs. Robinson, BES is one of the best schools in Buncombe County, and has an outpouring of support from the close knit community. She is known by many as the 2024 Teacher of the Year for BES. 

“Barnardsville Elementary is the heart of the Barnardsville community,” she explained. “The school atmosphere is one of family. The staff knows students by name, even if they are not in your class or grade level. I hope students leave my classroom knowing that they are smart, believing they are special, and confident that I love them!”

Mrs. Robinson and her students gathered together for a photo.