November 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire

     Dressed in silver tap shoes and yoga pants, Mrs. Tribuzi can almost always be found in the dance studio, leading stretch warm-ups or teaching a new dance routine to her students. Mrs. Tribuzi has been teaching dance at San Mateo High for the past 14 years since 2003. A talented and dedicated instructor, she is the teacher behind the annual spring dance concert, Mateo Motion, as well as the choreography in some of San Mateo High School’s shows. But how much do you really know about Robyn Tribuzi?

     A Bay Area native, Mrs. Tribuzi grew up in South San Francisco. As a five-year old child, she began taking tap classes at the local Park and Rec Center. As she grew up, she expanded her dance education, learning different styles of dance such as jazz, musical theater & ballet. While attending college, Mrs. Tribuzi continued to dance for fun and performed in local theater productions.

     While she loves her job now, Mrs. Tribuzi never dreamed that she would teach dance. Instead, she had always imagined herself as an elementary school teacher. “I ended up teaching elementary school for about five years, and sort of hated it, and decided I wanted to teach older kids, ” she said with a laugh. When an opportunity came up to teach high school dance, she jumped at it. “And I’ve been doing that ever since,” Mrs. Tribuzi adds.

     Now in her 14th year at SMHS, Mrs. Tribuzi has had plenty of memorable experiences here. One of her favorites is always the week of the dance concert. “It is a crazy, awful, terrible week for me, because there is so much to do last minute,” she says. “But I love watching the transformation and growth of the students during rehearsals, I just love to see that.”

     Mrs. Tribuzi is loved by her students for her dedication and positive personality.  Audrey Chen, a sophomore, said “Mrs. Tribuzi is an extremely devoted teacher to her students and all she wants is the best for them. She is also extremely enthusiastic.”

     In her free time, aside from creating choreography for local theater companies, Mrs. Tribuzi enjoys traveling and trips to the beach. On advice for dancers or students in general, she says “ Push yourself. You are stronger than you think, you can do more things than you think. If you apply yourself and push yourself just a little bit, tremendous things can happen.”

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