2021 Woman of Distinction – Robin Bye

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Robin Bye (Student Data Coordinator, School District of Beloit)

Robin’s boisterous laugh and contagious energy impacts all whom she meets. Her enthusiasm and willingness to help others is infectious. She exhibits passion, loyalty, and a positive attitude towards all of her personal and professional relationships.

Robin is currently the Student Data Coordinator for the School District of Beloit. During her nine years with the district she has come to love the variety and spontaneity that each day offers. Robin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance; she also obtained an Associate’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from Blackhawk Technical College.

Currently, Robin serves on the Board of Directors for the Stateline Family YMCA. Throughout her career she has given back to her community in various roles such as volunteering at a free legal clinic for women, becoming a troop leader for Girl Scouts, McNeel PTO, participated in a mentorship program for young girls at Beloit Memorial High School, co-facilitating a Rock County Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (SEED) monthly seminars in Rock County, and has participated in numerous activities and protest demonstrations centered around activism for her community locally and regionally.

Robin was awarded the Youth2Youth Positive Change Maker Award in 2016, the 2017 Staff Member of the Year, and was one of the first recipients of the Superintendent All-Star Award in 2020. In 2016, she participated in the V-Day UW-Rock County production of The Vagina Monologues. This performance allowed her to step out of her comfort zone and embark on a self-discovery journey full of growth, acceptance, and empowerment within herself.

Robin shares her passion and drive to expand training to all staff, families, and students in the district. She believes in the importance of unity and support and that no one can fully understand a person’s behavior, values, triumphs and adversity like their own peers.

Being a mother to Aminah, Alissa, Brayden, and Baylee have been her greatest challenge and her life’s purpose. Empowering them to speak up when social inequality arises, making sure that they are aware and have a genuine desire to be a part of the solution while being mindful of one’s approach, and creating a network of “family” to help them feel loved and supported are just a few of the values and principles that she has procured as their foundation for becoming a great human being.