Dr Chris Weber is a consultant and administrative coach. He delivers trainings and presentations on pyramid response to intervention (RTI), a tiered approach that centres on professional learning community (PLC) concepts and strategies to ensure that every student receives the support necessary to succeed. Chris also offers workshops and presentations that provide the tools educators need to build and sustain PLCs.
As principal of RH Dana Elementary School in California, Chris was the leader of a highly effective PLC. Together with his staff, he lifted the school to remarkable levels of success, with gains over four years that were among the top 1 per cent in the state. He credits this achievement to the daily practise of key principles: focusing on student engagement, maximising instructional time, reallocating resources and developing systematic student support programs based on RTI.
Chris has held a number of teaching and leadership roles in both primary and secondary schools. He was director of instruction for the Garden Grove Unified School District in California, which was the 2004 winner of the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education.