Nancy N. Robb
Superintendent of Schools
Nancy N. Robb was named High School District 211’s sixth superintendent of schools on May 15, 2008, by the Board of Education, effective January 1, 2009. Prior to being named superintendent, she was the District’s associate superintendent for instruction, a position she held since 2004. Dr. Robb joined District 211 in 1980 as career counselor at Schaumburg High School. She served as the school’s student services director from 1983 to 1990, when she was named principal at Palatine High School. Dr. Robb served as the school’s principal for 12 years until being named assistant superintendent in 2002.
Dr. Robb graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) in 1973. She earned her master’s degree in education with certification in guidance and counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, and her doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Roosevelt University in 2000.
During her principalship, Palatine High School was named a “New American High School” (2000), received the Character Education Award (2000), and two Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards (1993 and 2000) from the U.S. Department of Education. Palatine High School also was named among the nation’s “Top 99” high schools by U.S. News & World Report (1999).
As associate superintendent, she directed development of the District 211 Freshman, Sophomore, and ESL Summer Academy programs and provided leadership in the creation of the Academy-North alternative school. Dr. Robb was honored by the Illinois State Board of Education with a Those Who Excel Award in 1993, and received a Distinguished Alumni Citation from her alma mater, Wittenberg University, in 1997.
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