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Robyn Anne Fry Brook, MAPP 2010, died October 2, 2012

28 Oct 2012 4:28 PM | Kathryn Britton (Administrator)
Robyn with Paul RozenRobyn came to MAPP from Australia, where she focused on positive education.

Her capstone was titled, Positive Psychology in Education: A positive education model.

Here she is, pictured with Paul Rozen.

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  • 19 Mar 2013 10:18 PM | Jan Stanley
    Robyn was part of the MAPP 5, 2009-2010 class. Robyn wore her dedication to her own children, and to the children of the school she founded in Australia, proudly. She was an inspiration to me in many ways, with the primary one being her desire to make her world (and therefore the world at large) a better place.

    One funny story I've shared with a few other MAPP 5 friends is how Robyn was in my cohort for spring semester. As we would discuss our assignments and plans, I would often notice Robyn smiling after I would speak. She had a beautiful smile and a delightful giggle/chuckle to go with it! I remember thinking to myself, "Robyn must love my comments, or my sense of humor, or just really must like me!" This is what I used to think, until one day, overcome with laughter, she told me, "When you speak, I am trying to memorize your accent - the way you say words!" (Note: I am from Wisconsin and OFTEN get asked about my accent when in Philly, or asked if I've seen the movie FARGO!) Robyn continued, "My girls will just love it when I imitate your accent to them back in Australia!"

    Well, we both shared a big laugh over that, and then began to make plans for me to travel to Australia to meet her family and to see the school (and for them to hear my accent up close), but sadly, the trip hadn't yet happened when the news came about Robyn.

    Robyn - you smile and laughter and strengths live on in my memories!
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  • 20 Mar 2013 10:48 PM | Lisa Sansom (Administrator)
    Robyn and I bonded over having curly hair. While we talked about many things, what I will remember most is discussing appropriate winter headgear that doesn't squash curly hair. Robyn was completely delightful and insightful. Her death was a huge shock and it's so hard to imagine her gone. Her lovely memory lives on, and she was an inspiration to many. I know she has planted many positive seeds with her students, colleagues and family. Those seeds will grow and flourish because of Robyn.
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  • 07 Jun 2013 12:44 PM | Kathy Snyder
    My strongest memories of Robyn are related to children. She was a wonderful and devoted mother who dedicated her worklife to helping other children. She worked so hard to make her school an effective and positive place for her students. I loved hearing her talk about her family and her school. She was such a kind and generous soul.
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