Welcome to Hawk Elementary! My name is Robin Brownell, and I am honored to serve students, teachers, and the community of Hawk as the principal. We continue to work as a Professional Learning Community with our focus on successful student learning. This school year will be filled with incredible opportunities for our students to enjoy engaging and challenging learning under the talented guidance of the Hawk staff.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of North Texas, as well as my masters in Educational Administration. This is my 16th year in Denton ISD, and my 21st year in education. I began my career in Carrollton-Farmers Branch in 4th and 5th grade. My Denton teaching experiences consist of ESL, Reading Interventionist, Instructional Coaching, and the position of Assistant Principal at Pecan Creek Elementary.
On a personal note, I have been married to Giuseppe Brownell for 21 years and we have three beautiful daughters. Our oldest daughter Mia is 16, our middle daughter Arianna is 13, and our youngest daughter Olivia is 11. The youngest two attend Crownover Middle School, and our oldest is at Guyer High School. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, and shopping for shoes. My husband and I also own and operate Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant. Giuseppe's will be celebrating 22 years in Denton, March 2018. I am really excited about teachers and adminstrators from the Guyer Zone running together in the Dallas Marathon Relay in December 2017! We are One and Ready!
I believe it is essential to maintain strong communication between home and school so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations. I feel blessed to be apart of the Hawk family and community. This is going to be an incredible year at Hawk learning and building positive memories.