Our Administrative Team
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelors in English & Education - Sacred Heart University Masters in Educational Administration -University of Scranton
Mr. Todd Yardis
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master of Arts in Education - University of Phoenix Master of School Administration - Fayetteville State University Certifications: Middle Grades Mathematics, 6-9 Special Education, K-12 Elementary Education, K-6 National Board Certified – Early Adolescence Mathematics
Dr. Christina Robinson
My name is Christina Robinson, and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at 71st Classical Middle School. I have over 15 years of experience in this wonderful field of education. My passion for teaching is only surpassed by my desire for educators and students to achieve at the highest level of their potential. “Whatever it Takes” is not only my personal mantra, but it reflects my dedication to student achievement. I am constantly striving to know, learn, and do more. I believe learning is personal, and that education should focus on the whole child. I believe all students can and will learn in the right environment and under the right conditions. Like Rita Pierson, I believe “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." The faculty and staff members at SFCMS are Knights, and we are Champions for our students.
The staff of Seventy-First Classical Middle School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where students will learn, appreciate diversity, display good character, and become responsible citizens.
To fulfill our mission, the faculty and staff of Seventy-First Classical Middle School have set the following beliefs:
- Student learning is the first priority at our school.
- Each student is an important individual with unique intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs.
- A safe and orderly environment promotes student learning.
- Character education concepts, a prescribed dress code, and a student code of conduct provide an environment of high expectations within our school.
- Teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members share in the responsibility of providing a cohesive learning environment.
- High expectations and clear goals for student success should guide the curriculum and the development of instructional strategies.
- Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of activities and strategies to accommodate differences in learning styles.
- Assessments of student learning should provide a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate achievement and mastery.
- The commitment to continuous improvement is the focus, which enables students to become global citizens, problem solvers, creative thinkers, and independent learners.