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Staff photo by Amber Kispert Footprints Academy founder, and "Woodbury Citizen of the Year," Nikki Robbins said that being a part of the Woodbury community has been such a rewarding experience in all aspects of her life. Staff photo by Amber Kispert.

Education entrepreneur named top citizen

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Nikki Robbins came to Woodbury a little more than 16 years ago, fresh out of college, with a plan - Start a educational-based daycare and develop it into a private school that could serve the needs of a growing population.


It's a plan that has resulted in Peace of Mind Early Education Center and Footprints Academy, a kindergarten through sixth grade school that serves nearly 100 students from around the community.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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