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."