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Robin S. Kuykendall

I was born and raised in Illinois, then Missouri, living in rural mining and farm areas, as well as city areas. I have taught music in all types of school venues, leading organized school and church music programs in Michigan, Ontario, and Tennessee. I maintained a solo law practice for many years, handling special education and other civil cases, and worked a substantial territory as a membership advocate for an educator professional organization for over a decade.

My grandparents’ were variously farmers, homemakers, and coal miners. My father managed corporate real estate acquisitions and new construction projects. (He could do anything, you know.) My mother, a premier household manager, was probably the most judicious person on earth, making fairness and sharing a pillar of life. In the foreground there are now adorable (!) grandchildren, sprung from two wonderful children and their delightfully interesting life partners.

In personal moments, I explore my surroundings, read about them, photograph them, and write my own thoughts. Some day, the weather will be just right to use all the fishing tackle I’ve collected to reel in The Big One. Other favorite times are spent either outdoors or experiencing a movie, professional theatre, visual art, dance, or concert music event. As a happy secret-non-secret, I host Smooth Sensual Jazz on KLEK-lp, 102.5 FM, “Your Community Radio Station,” as we say on air. I LOVE jokes, except for degrading jokes. As my Mother of Fairness would say, “If it’s not funny for everyone, then it’s not funny.” Alas, this axiom led to my woefully incomprehensible sense of humor.

Testimonials

Having Robin on our team has truly been an answered prayer. She not only knew all the special needs laws and regulations, but took the time to explain them to me in a way I could understand. She is one of the most positive and understanding ladies I’ve ever met in my life. It was immediately obvious to me how much she genuinely loves what she does and devotes herself to each child. She knows that she can truly make a difference that changed not only our children’s lives, but our whole family’s lives for the better. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any special needs family and I feel they need an advocate. She has truly been a blessing.

LK, Special Needs Mother

Working with Robin was a pleasure. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable with a firm understanding of both state and federal regulations and requirements that affect the education of students with disabilities. She is skilled in the area of conflict resolution, providing both support and guidance along with her own professional experience regarding school policies and procedures. Her vast knowledge and experience were a tremendous asset in working collaboratively to meet students’ needs. Her commitment to ensuring all students, regardless of their disabilities, obtain the appropriate supports and educational services required to provide a quality education makes her an extremely effective negotiator.

T.B., Reading Specialist

Working with Robin Kuykendall has been the most uplifting and positive experience for our family. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable with all education, state and federal laws… Her vast knowledge and experience have been a tremendous asset in working collaboratively with the school district to meet our child’s needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an advocate; she treats each case as if it is the only one she is working on.

Ms. X, IDEA Mother