Anicia Robinson, Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, Florida
About the School/District : Leon County Schools
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Infusion of African American Studies across All Curriculum Areas
Anicia Robinson is the former K-8 Science Curriculum Specialist and a part of the Multicultural Education Department for Leon County Schools. She has been instrumental in the development, trainings and implementation of a state of the art African and African American Studies Infusion curriculum for Leon County Public Schools. Over the past two years, Anicia has facilitated the development of a curriculum that integrates all the subject areas at the elementary level, grades kindergarten through five. Students throughout the school district learn about contributions to American history by notable Africans and African Americans. They also learn important facts about African and African American history. This is a great feat in itself to design a curriculum that is different and engaging, but Anicia decided to take it a step further by adding a S.T.E.M. component.
The S.T.E.M. section of the curriculum begins at the kindergarten levels and spans trough the 12th grade. Students study known and unknown African Americans and their contributions to our current way of life. The students of Leon County Schools learn a minimum of 4 different contributions and/or African Americans in elementary school through their science instruction. At the secondary level, grade six through twelve, students study these various contributions, individuals and events through their various subject areas. All offered courses in mathematics, science and social studies are aligned to notable African Americans and their accomplishments to the specific course and content. Students create different research projects and presentations to share the information and knowledge gained through the African and African American Studies Curriculum.
Anicia Robinson has also developed all the trainings and presentations to help all the schools and teachers of Leon County Public Schools. Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, Anicia has organized and presented the African and African American curriculum to 100% of the schools and their perspective liaisons. All the information and the curriculum are taken back to each faculty and staff maintaining the importance and integrity of the curriculum.
Anicia Robinson is currently the Assistant Principal of Sabal Palm Elementary School in Leon County Public Schools. She is sharing her passion for the curriculum and excited for all the new challenges that she will face. Anicia says, “ The African and African American Studies curriculum is very near and dear to my heart. I feel that it is important for all students to learn about important contributions made by African Americans. It is not just African American History, it’s American history as well. The students that I will be working with this school year, will get to see someone like them reflected in notable achievements that have shaped and changed our culture.”