Dr. Robin Gillespie earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of South Dakota. Before joining BHSSC, Robin spent 36 years serving the staff and students within the Rapid City Area School District. She served as a classroom teacher, a special educator, a building principal, and finally the Director of Federal Programs and Grants. Her expertise lies in developing strong data-driven academic programs based on the foundation of collaboration and community support. Robin has joined the Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Team at Black Hills Special Services Cooperative as an RDA Coach and member of the Compliance Review Team.
When she is not working, Robin spends her time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends. Together they enjoy boating, camping, and hiking, as well participating in family barbecues and sporting events.