Confidential Employee of the Year
Executive Secretary II – Confidential
Riverside Unified School District
In a district that serves more than 42,000 students, a wide range of questions, requests, and projects reach the desk of the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Leadership, and Development. On any given day, Robin Woods tackles all incoming challenges with aplomb and a collaborative approach whether she is working with trustees, assistant superintendents, elected officials, community leaders, parents, or other classified and confidential staff. Colleagues describe her as someone who “cares about her work and strives to make the department flourish daily” with “a professional demeanor and inspiration that is contagious.” For more than a decade, Robin has served as Secretary on the Riverside NAACP Executive Board while volunteering for the United Way and in multiple roles in the community where she acts as a bridge builder in the work of racial, economic, and gender equality. The impact of this work is most evident in Robin’s leadership in developing RUSD’s African-American Parent Advisory Council.