Sarah Spuz ‘17 – After participating in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, as a Private in the United States Army, Mr. Robertson saw that Somalia was a country destroyed by a civil war. That experience motivated him to make a commitment to help develop the skills and abilities needed to motivate his students to become engaged citizens who want to make a positive impact on their community and the world.
“I started teaching in 1999,” Robertson said. “Because I had experience in Somalia, I started teaching at a young age.”
Even though he is passionate about motivating his students to become engaged citizens of this country through teaching, Robertson plans on retiring in the 2020 school year, and traveling the country.
“In 2020 my daughter graduates,” Robertson said. “I plan on traveling after I retire, so I bought an RV and my family and I are planning on traveling the country after I retire.”
Robertson’s goal is to visit all of the states and all of the national parks in the United States.
“I am going to go to all the national parks, and primarily more parts in the warming states,” Robertson said. “But I am going to hit all of them.”
He doesn’t plan on just traveling for a year or two, he wants to travel for the rest of his life, planning not to settle down in one state, but to living in them all.
“I want to travel for the the rest of my life,” Robertson said. ”I might get another job eventually, but it will be an easy job, like a Walmart greeter. My family and I will live in the United States everywhere”
For the next couple of years, Mr. Robertson will continue to teach and be a part of peer mediation. But, when he is finally finished teaching, you can expect to find him in a giant RV travelling the United States with his family.