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Dr. Phil Robb
Dr. Phil Robb joined the Richland in 2009. Prior to his time at Richland, Dr. Robb attended the University of Kentucky where he received his Bachelor degree in Music Education. In 2014, Dr. Robb earned his Type – 75 General Administrative endorsement and Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Governor’s State University, followed by obtaining a Chief School Business Official (CSBO) endorsement through Northern Illinois University in 2020, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of St. Francis in 2023.
At Richland, Dr. Robb led the Band program as Director of Bands. The program's enrollment grew from 65 to over 200 students during his tenure as the conductor. In addition to his band responsibilities, Dr. Robb taught general music, enrichment, reinforcement, and technology courses. He served on numerous committees including the: School Improvement Plan Committee, District Improvement Plan Committee, Technology Committee, Evaluation Committee, and chaired the Professional Learning Community Committee.
Dr. Robb is a recipient of the 2015 IGSMA Barbara Buehlman Young Conductor Award and the 2017 Quinlan & Fabish Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award. He is a member of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Illinois Principal Association (IPA), and the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA).
“I am extremely humbled and thankful to have the opportunity to be among Richland's incredible staff who go above and beyond to support our students and colleagues each day. Our district values the collective contributions of students, parents, volunteers, community members, staff, administration, Board of Education, and business partners. All of these individuals ‘Make A Difference’ in the lives of our students each day.”
–Dr. Phil Robb, Chief School Business Official
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