Beginning July 1, 2022, Robyn Scotland will assume the role of Director of Student Support Services of Queensbury Union Free School District. Scotland started at Queensbury UFSD as the middle school assistant principal in 2018. In 2019, Robyn transitioned into the role of assistant director of student support services where she developed protocols and procedures and collaborated with administrators and staff to ensure all the needs of special education students were met. This pathway has prepared her for the challenges of the new position.
In her new role, Scotland will supervise the overall Individual Education Plan (IEP) development and compliance process, oversee special education student placement both internally and externally, collaborate with teachers, principals and other school personnel to design appropriate modification of student behavior, act as the district liaison to BOCES/other placement agencies, supervise and evaluate all related service personnel and special education staff, among many other leadership duties.
When talking to her about this new position, Scotland said, “In this new role, I will continue to be dedicated to the district, staff, students, and families. I am passionate about working with Queensbury staff and our community to provide all students with a positive educational experience. I have watched our students grow throughout the last four years, and I look forward to further developing our student-centered, inclusive learning environments so that all students have equitable access to programs that best meet their individual needs.”
Scotland received her Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education/Special Education/English from The College of Saint Rose in May 2007, and received her Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University in May 2018. She has numerous credentials ranging from being a School District Leader and two New York State Professional Certifications. Scotland has worked in education since 2007, starting out as a Special Education teacher at Catskill High School. Since then, Scotland has worked at a variety of educational organizations. In her professional experience, she has cultivated a reputation for establishing excellent relationships and rapport with all staff, students, and families she has worked with, facilitated numerous successful initiatives including those with professional development, and expanded the Queensbury UFSD Special Education Continuum to offer consistent programming for students K-12.
When asked of Robyn Scotland’s presence at Queensbury, Superintendent Kyle Gannon said, “Robyn has dedicated herself to the students, faculty, and staff of QUFSD. “Robyn’s active listening approach, coupled with a wealth of knowledge and experience, will foster a smooth transition for her into this new role. Robyn is a champion for all students. She is known for her integrity, approachability, and solutions-focused mindset. I could not be more pleased to recommend her for this role.”