Meet Robyn Spoon:
At the age of 27, Robyn started her first successful business— a real estate company, which is still active today. She brings her versatile background, including: employee development, small business management, sales, consulting, training, teaching methodologies and public speaking, to her work with students. Developing people to reach their potential is at the core of her work. Although the real estate industry is fascinating, Robyn chose to return to her roots working with young people in 2011. Having earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University-Bloomington, she decided to combine her understanding of career pathways and education to form College Planning Services (now The Academic Achievement Center), focusing her efforts on developing future youth leaders and assisting them through the college application process.
In the past decade, Robyn has earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and an M.A. in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State University. To further understand and serve our families, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology with a focus in Gifted Education from Ball State University. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses at Ball State University, Robyn has been published in a range of trade journals and professional journals on topics ranging from transitioning to college with learning differences and/or twice exceptionalism to helping young people develop into creative problem-solvers. She has also spoken at local, regional, and national conferences and led workshops for adolescents, young adults, parents, teachers and academics on those topics and more. Robyn is married to Joel, mom to three young adults, and finds joy in problem solving and advocacy in all areas of her life.