USA Board Member

Robyn Powley

Robyn Powely


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I have had a heart connection with Africa since I was a child. My dream came true in 1999 when I visited eastern Africa alone after a significant life change. I knew that somewhere in my future I would go back to this magical place and pursue my passion for helping others access the opportunities to be their most authentic selves. Who knew that 20 years later, in an office in New Hampshire, I would hear the word Malawi spoken by a Good Soil board member and that I would end up with plane tickets to Kang’oma village in Malawi. Good Soil’s vision gives me a great opportunity and honor to share my skills as a lifelong educator in helping others reach their personal goals.

In my daily life, I serve as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) consultant. I have more than  25 years experience working in the public school system as both a special education teacher and emotional/behavior consultant. One of my greatest joys and privileges is being invited into the homes of families who are struggling with their children’s behavior and assisting them in creating peace within their four walls.

My greatest blessings are my husband, Tom, who is also an educator and life-long traveler, my teenage sons, Aidan and Reid, and my daughter Caroline. They teach me every day how to be a better human being. I cannot forget the other two loves of my life, my black Labrador retrievers, Duncan and Violet, who allow me to spend hours in the woods and walking the beaches on the seacoast of New Hampshire.


Good Soil Student
Thank you for the difference you are making in Malawi
Rachel K.
Good Soil Partner Student
I realize I have a big role to play to support myself and my family in the future.
Saidi S.
Good Soil Partner Student