Throughout a career spanning more than four decades, Robin Sundick has built a reputation as a forward thinking and transformational leader. With expertise in both literacy and second language learning, her skills have been well utilized in the classroom, as a District Coordinator, Staff Developer and as Principal of PS 84, The Lillian Weber School for eleven years. The schoolwide mindset of high student expectations putting students first, PS 84 developed the model and set the benchmarks for French and Spanish dual language learning in elementary schools. The school was a selected winner of a Blackboard Award for Excellence in Education as a Rising Star School, a Peace First Showcase School and an Excellence in School Wellness, Silver Award winner. In addition, Robin collaborated with the French and Canadian governments in support of high quality French literacy and language learning. Her school received the acclaimed LabelEducation Award for French Education from the French Government. MOU agreements with Canada and France were signed to create partnerships for language and cultural exchange opportunities. Robin was Knighted by the Government of France with The Order of Academic Palms for her visionary work in creating a high quality french language learning curriculum in New York City.
Since retiring in the fall of 2015, Robin was asked to join the Office of Renewal Schools as a Leadership Coach where she worked closely with school leaders to identify and assess school strengths and needs while helping build sustainable leadership skills and capacities. When the Department of Education transitioned to the Office of Continuous School Improvement, Robin’s role shifted to School Improvement Coach. Major objectives included assisting school leaders with creating progress monitoring tools and systems to evaluate all aspects of school performance and improvement. She supported struggling schools across four boroughs. Her impact resulted in moving the majority of her cadre of schools from Renewal and Receivership status to schools in good standing.