The Fayetteville Board of Education voted unanimously on
June 8 to approve the hiring of Dr. Steven Weber as the Associate
Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Weber joins the administrative team of Dr. Kim
Garrett, Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services, and John L
Colbert, Associate Superintendent for Support Services, under the leadership of
incoming superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt. "I am extremely pleased to welcome
Dr. Weber to our team," said Dr. Wendt. "He is a national leader in curriculum
and instruction and brings with him expertise in many areas from working in
school districts and state departments of education."
As Associate Superintendent, Weber will provide
leadership and direction for district curriculum, instruction, assessment, and
accountability, including all academic departments. Weber replaces Kay Jacoby
who is retiring on June 30 after 47 years in education, including serving in
the Fayetteville Public Schools since 2011.
Dr. Weber formerly served as the Executive Director of
Curriculum and Instruction for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina. His previous experience includes roles as principal,
Director of Secondary Instruction, Social Studies Specialist, and elementary
teacher. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from East Carolina
University in 2016 and a master's in educational administration from Arkansas
State University in 2010. He earned a bachelor's in elementary education from
the University of Arkansas in Little Rock in 1996. He holds both Superintendent
and Principal credentials. Dr. Weber is
a native of Springdale, Arkansas and is a graduate of Springdale High School.
He was elected in 2015 to serve on the North Carolina
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Board of
Directors, and in 2014 he was elected Vice President of North Carolina chapter
of Phi Delta Kappa. Weber is the co-founder of Edcamp Elon, widely published in
ASCD SmartBrief, and writes an education blog that has garnered over 34,000
hits. He was selected one of the "25 North Carolina Educators to Follow" on
twitter (@curriculumblog). "I draw inspiration from being a connected
educator," Weber said in a recent twitter education chat.
"I am honored to join Fayetteville Public Schools," said
Dr. Weber. "The school district has strong support from families and community
members. I look forward to building on
the strengths of the school district, while preparing each student for the next
level. We will collaborate with
teachers, administrators, and families to support student understanding."