Robbin DeGruccio


3rd & 4th Grade Teacher


Third Grade, Fourth Grade


All Subjects!

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

Technology teacher for junior high, S.T.E.A.M. for 7th grade, and Washington, D.C. trip organizer

About Robbin DeGruccio

I am originally from New York, but relocated to AZ with my family where I finished HS. I met my husband in college and got married after completion. We have four wonderful children, all of whom attend Foothills Academy, ranging from 9th grade down to Pre-K.

M.A.Elementary Education- Arizona State University
B.A. Elementary Education- Arizona State University

I hold an Elementary Teaching Certificate with three endorsements: Early Childhood, Full SEI and Reading Specialist.

Work Experience
2017-Present: Foothills Academy Elementary Teacher
2008-11: Stepping Stones Academy, Second Grade Teacher
2006-08: Cave Creek Unified School District, Desert Foothills Community Education

The best thing about teaching: My favorite part of teaching is the students! I love helping them understand a complex topic and seeing them take ownership for their learning.

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Blue, Green, Red, Purple and Magenta
  • Food: Italian and Chinese
  • Book: Too many to list! Harry Potter, Twilight, Michael Vey, Embrace series, Halo series, etc……
  • School Subject: All of them!
  • Hobby: Reading and Writing
  • Sports Team: Baseball!! Love the Yankees and the Mets, just a NY girl at heart 🙂

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: a Pediatrician

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
I chose to become a teacher when I was little. I just loved working with kids, helping them learn new things and learning from them, and still do 🙂

Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Phi, and graduated with both my BAE and MAE Summa Cum Laude. My greatest accomplishment however, is my four children!!