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Michelle Abrahamson Robell

First Grade Teacher | Palo Alto Unified School District

Michelle Abrahamson Robell is a formidable force in elementary education, amassing over 25 years of teaching experience that has culminated in her role as a first-grade teacher at Walter Hays Elementary School. Since 2000, she has served the elementary school in the Palo Alto Unified School District, having previously taught at Monta Loma Elementary School, part of the Mountain View Whisman School District, as a fourth-grade teacher and gifted/talented specialist from 1998 to 2000. Before delving into education, Ms. Robell was a compensation analyst at Xerox Engineering Systems and an executive compensation consultant with Hewitt Associates. After departing from corporate America, she pursued her goal of teaching elementary education, receiving a teaching credential from the Benard School of Education at the University of the Pacific and fulfilling her desire to impact young students’ lives. Ms. Robell holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating summa cum laude from Kent State University, as well as a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of New Haven. Living by her mantra of “Purpose, meaning and peace,” she aspires to mentor emerging educators in the field to exert a positive influence on society.

Millennium Magazine

As a testament to her success, Ms. Robell was featured on her cover of the 14th edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Forbes Magazine

Ms. Robell was highlighted in the San Francisco, California, edition of Forbes magazine in December 2023/January 2024.

The Wall Street Journal

Distinguished among her peers, Ms. Robell was honored in the Western edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Times Square Press Release

Ms. Robell’s portrait and achievements shone brightly in Times Square, New York, and her efforts were lauded with a press release.

Who's Who of Top Educators

Ms. Robell was recognized as a Top Educator by Marquis Who’s Who for her prowess in elementary education.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Well-regarded for her expertise, Ms. Robell was bestowed with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who in 2023.

Marquis Press Release

Ms. Robell was inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who biographical registry and honored with a press release in 2022.



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