Meet our Team

Fifth Grade


Ms. Emily Roberts

My name is Emily Roberts, and I am so excited to be joining the Riverwalk Academy team as a 5th-grade teacher! As an educator, I am passionate about creating an environment where students are encouraged to think critically, ask questions, and develop a love for the process of learning new things. I am a firm believer that project-based learning helps students grasp new subject matter on a deeper level while helping them to understand the contextual importance and value of the information they are learning! Outside of school, I love to horseback ride, walk, cook, and volunteer with my church.


Ms. Lisa Robinson

My name is Lisa Robinson, and I am thrilled to be a part of Riverwalk Academy as a 5th grade teacher! I was born and raised in Ohio; then graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor Degree in Education. I have taught Kindergarten- 5th grade since 2003. I married my husband, Will, 9 years ago and we recently relocated to NC. Since arriving, we’ve been going on adventures exploring the East Coast. I love animals, especially manatees and wolves. I am a bonsai enthusiast and an aquarium aficionado. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.


Ms. Dwana Tillman

My name is Dwana Tillman and I am a 5th grade facilitator at Riverwalk Academy. I have been in education for over 10 years serving in several capacities ranging from Teacher Assistant to Assistant Principal of a small Christian academy. I received a Bachelor's of Science in Education degree from the College of Charleston in 2005. I have been married for over 20 years to a wonderful man and we have an amazing set of 4 year old twin boys. I love being a part of Riverwalk and look forward to serving the learners and families in whatever capacity I can, for as long as I can.