• Robin Kocher Mrs. Robin Kocher, Principal

    I can not express how honored I am to have been selected as the principal of Pattengill and how excited I am to begin working and learning with you.

    A little about me professionally… I began my career as an elementary teacher in Allen Park, teaching kindergarten, first grade and Reading Recovery.  In addition, I have served as an elementary principal for 13 years in Wayne and Oakland counties. Due to my passion for literacy, I spent the last year in central office, working to build systems and structures that support the implementation of the Third Grade Reading Law.  This included coaching teachers and principals, as well as working with building teams to develop systems to meet the needs of all learners. While this is important work, I deeply missed the relationships with students and their families and the collegiality of working as a member of a building staff. On a personal note, my husband, Larry, and I have four lovely children: Roscelia (20), Brad (14), Eric (11) and Chelsea (5).

    I look forward to meeting and talking with each of you about your experiences and expertise.  Please know that I have an “open door” policy; you are welcome to stop in at any time.

    I am excited to be a part of the Pattengill community. Thank you for welcoming me into the Super-pair.  I look forward to all of the wonderful work we will do for our students this school year.