Robin Hayutin, Executive Director: Robin has been involved with LearningPlunge and GeoPlunge from their inception. She has spent her career as a lawyer and an educator. For the last 10 years, in addition to helping with LearningPlunge, Robin served as Director of Legal Education for the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, a non-profit association serving over 2,500 in-house counsel members. At ACC NCR, she coordinated with the association’s volunteer leaders and sponsors to shape the content of approximately 1,000 legal education programs and she coordinated and ran each program. Robin practiced law for many years at Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) and Crowell & Moring. Robin was active in the PTA, serving as PTA President and Business Partnership Coordinator at her children’s elementary school. Robin received her BA in Political Science with a minor in English from Occidental College and her JD from Duke Law School.
Barb Bailey, Director of Learning: Prior to joining LearningPlunge, Barb spent 11 years teaching elementary school in Fairfax County Public Schools in northern Virginia. During her tenure, Barb blended content with innovative strategies to engage and challenge her students in the classroom. Barb held several leadership positions within her school and provided professional development on subjects ranging from Project Based Learning to STEM topics. In 2016, Barb received a commendation for teaching excellence as a nominee for outstanding teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. Barb received her BA in Psychology from Duke University and later received her Master in Elementary Education from Marymount University. She currently resides in Newburyport, MA in a house that was built in 1796. She is an avid sportswoman who enjoys running, biking, hiking, soccer, tennis and golf. In addition, Barb is an amateur history sleuth who enjoys tracing the ownership of historic homes in her hometown.
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