B.A. Psychology, William Woods University
B.s. Elementary Education, William Woods University
Fran Robley is MMA's librarian, but that doesn't describe all that she does. She is a retired public school teacher who joined the MMA faculty in 2015. An avid reader herself, Robley promotes required and especially leisure reading among the cadets, making sure to order new and popular titles. She is also the coordinator for the Lunch Buddy program, which pairs cadets with local elementary school children in need of positive male mentors. The annual Valentine Ball planning is also in Robley's repertoire - she collaborates with the junior class to put on a spectacular evening.
As a graduate of William Woods University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Robley began her teaching career with the Mexico Public Schools at Hawthorne Elementary. She has taught grades 1-5 as well as two years as the Title 1 Reading instructor. For the majority of her career, Robley worked in a departmentalized setting where she taught fourth grade Reading. While teaching, she was active in the school’s Parent/Teacher Organization and the local chapter of the Missouri NEA. Fran retired in 2012 after 24 years of teaching.
Robley continued to substitute in the Mexico Public Schools and at Missouri Military Academy after her retirement. A lifelong resident of Mexico, she is a member of Genesis Church, is a member of Gamma Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a member of HD Chapter of PEO. Robley has two grown daughters and seven grandchildren. She enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her two dogs.
Robley has been Teacher of the Month for February 2016 and was awarded the Bravo Zulu for her great efforts planning the Valentine Ball. She has successfully written several grant requests to expand the library collection.