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Walter Charles Weis, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty Member

Email: wweis@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805)815-3190
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Profile

Professional Experience:

7/08 to 6/12                Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools

                                      (260,000 ADA)

7/93 to 6/08                Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

                                      (130,000 ADA)

2/04 to 6/08                Part-time faculty for Graduate School of Education,

                                          California State University, Channel Islands

6/05 to 6/08                Part-time faculty for Graduate School of Education,

                                      California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

1/96 to 9/03                Part-time faculty for Graduate School of Education,

                                          California State University, Northridge

9/97 to 2000               Part-time faculty for Graduate School of Education 

                                    and Psychology, Pepperdine University

7/90 to 6/93                Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction,
      Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Office (125,000 ADA)

7/91 to 8/92                Part-time faculty for summer graduate Measurement of Classroom Learning course;  California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

11/88 to 6/90              Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
                                      Fillmore Unified School District (3,400 ADA)

7/84 to 11/88              Principal of Sespe Elementary School
                       Fillmore Unified School District (819 students, grades K & 4-6)

8/83 to 7/84                Principal of Fillmore Community High School

                                          Fillmore Unified School District (50-student continuation)

8/80 to 7/84                Director of Special Services,

                                          Fillmore Unified School District (3,200 ADA)

12/73 to 8/80              President and Consultant for Educational

                                    Psychology Systems, Inc.
      (An educational consulting group to schools and industry, providing       training, program evaluation, computer data analysis and grants.)

9/74 to 6/76                Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention

                                          Fillmore Unified School District (3,200 ADA)

9/75 to 1/76                Instructor for University of California, Santa Barbara Extension

1/75                             Lecturer for California State University, Northridge

10/73 to 3/74              Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Crisera,

                                    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

10/73 to 6/74              Graduate Assistant to Dr. Alice Hawkins,

                                  California State University, Northridge; (Graduate-level statistics and research methods, child development, thought and language development.)

Education

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Organizational Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991

 

M.A. in Psychology, Specializing in School Psychology
California State University, Northridge, 1974

 

B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Credentials:

California Administration/Supervision (preschool, K-12, adult education), #SC 5599 9/3/76

California Standard Designated Services, Specializing in Pupil Personnel Services, School Psychology (K-12), #SSC 7296 6/12/74

 

California Educational Psychology License #910 5/29/79 (inactive)

Publications


Professional Contributions:

“One Community Working Together,” article, Leadership magazine, November/December 2011

 

Host of “Head of the Class,” Santa Clara County Office of Education online news program (December 2010 – Present)

 

Monthly column in “Education Bulletin,” Santa Clara County Office of Education newsletter (November 2009 – Present)

 

Formed SJ2020 initiative, in collaboration with the City of San Jose, an effort to eliminate the achievement gap in San Jose by 2020 (October 2009 – Present)

 

Speeches to educators and to business and community organizations for Santa Clara County Office of Education (July 2008 – Present)

 

“We need a culture that supports teachers,” opinion editorial, San Jose Mercury News, May 12, 2011

 

“Master plan will help eliminate achievement gap,” opinion editorial, San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 10, 2010

 

“Fixing the flaws in NCLB,” opinion editorial, San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 13, 2009

 

“Preschool is a key to boosting graduation rates,” opinion editorial, San Jose Mercury News, June 26, 2009

 

“Deserved anger over state budget,” opinion editorial, San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 27, 2008

Regular Contributions to 6th District PTA regional newsletter “The Bell”

Professional Contributions (continued):

 

Regular Contributions to Focus on Education; California Curriculum News Report; Ventura County Star Opinion Page; Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Ventura County School Boards Association (VCSBA) Newsletters (1993 – 2008)

Numerous speeches and office publications for the Ventura County Office of Education (1993 –  2008)

“State of Education in Ventura County / Role of County Superintendent of Schools” (1999 – 2008). Annual presentation to Ventura County Leadership Academy

“California Healthy Kids Survey Results and Challenges” (February and May 2005). Workshop presented to local educators, health care professionals and community leaders, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Office

“Career / Technical Education” (October 2005). Workshop presented with County Superintendents Castruita, Nemko and Wentworth at the CCSESA Quarterly Meeting, Monterey, Calif.

“Advanced Brown Act Training” (April 2005). Workshop for Ventura County School District Board Members, Superintendents and Superintendents’ Assistants

No Child Left Behind White Paper (August 2004). Working Group Member for the Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education

 

“School Board Candidate Academies” (August 2004). Workshop for Ventura County School District Board Member Candidates

“No Child Left Behind Overview.”  Workshop presented at School to Career Annual Academy in Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 2004); Certificated Personnel Network in Ventura (April 2003, April 2004); ACSA Superintendent’s Symposium in Monterey (January 2004); CCSESA Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee in Sacramento (January 2004); PassCO Conference in San Diego (January 2004); CSBA Annual Conference in San Diego (December 2003); University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education (October – November 2003); CLU Policy Development and Political Influences in Education Course in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (October 2003); CCSESA Quarterly Meeting in Napa (October 2003); Ventura County District Superintendents and Human Resources Officials in Camarillo (September 2003); Regional RollOut of NCLB in Camarillo, Calif. (August 2003); What NCLB Means to Our School Conference in Tehama County (August 2003); County Offices of Education

Business Conference in Sacramento (March 2003); California Cooperative Directors Association in Seaside, Calif. (February 2003); and School Law Roundtable on NCLB in Ventura (February 2003)

 “The Link Between Universal Preschool and Ventura County Economic Development” (May 2004). Speech for Project WorkLife

 

“No Child Left Behind Implementation Issues” (October 2002 – May 2004). Presentations to the California State Board of Education regarding input from the AB312 NCLB Liaison Team

Professional Contributions (continued):

 

 “NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers as it relates to Career Technical Education and ROP” (March 2004). Workshop Presented at ACSA/CCSESA School to Career Committee in Sacramento

 

“Don’t Break the Bank: Strategies for Dealing with Budget Cuts” (February 2004). Workshop taught with Stan Mantooth, for School District Board Member Candidates, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

“Stay Out of Jail: An Overview of the Brown Act” (January 2004). Workshop taught with Tony Trembley, Attorney, for Ventura County School District Board Members and Superintendents

“Boardsmanship: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Governance Team” (November 2003). Workshop taught with Dr. Manny Scrofani and Davis Campbell, for Ventura County School District Board Members and Superintendents

“California’s Plan for Compliance with No Child Left Behind” (2003), California Curriculum News Report, October 2003

“Support of young people in their journey toward recovery from drug addiction” (March 2003). Workshop for Ventura County Community Leaders and Health Officials

“We Choose to Go to the Moon” (November 2002). Motivational speech given at Migrant Education/Even Start Conference in Sacramento and for Pleasant Valley School District Educators (August 2002)

 

“Role of County Offices of Education in Assisting Low Performing Schools” (August 2002). Presentation to the California Legislature Joint Committee on Low Performing Schools

 

“California Master Plan for Education” (2002). Working Group Member for the Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education

“Measuring up: The API as a Planning Tool” (2000). Thrust for Educational Leadership, March/April

“Ready to Learn, Quality Preschools for California in the 21st Century” (1998). Co-authored for the California Department of Education

“Beyond Tunnel Vision” (1997). Thrust for Educational Leadership, January. Co-authored with
Phillip Gore

“Education: The Brain Business.” Invited workshop presentation with Diane Weis at ACSA Annual Conference in San Francisco (October 1996), at ACSA Principals Academy South and North (February and March, 1996 and 1997), and at ACSA Curriculum and Instructor Academy (January 1997)

 “Leadership from the Central Office” (October 1992). Thrust for Educational Leadership

 “Toward Healthy Schools” (1992). Co-authored for the California Department of Education

 

Professional Contributions (continued):

 

 “Transformational Central Office Leadership in Restructuring Schools” (October 1992). Symposium at California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Newport, Calif.

 

“Brain-Based Instructional Strategies” (1992). Symposium at the California Academy for Physical Education, June, California State University, Fullerton

Superintendents' Control and Coordination of the Technical Core in School-Based Managed School Districts (1991). Doctoral dissertation at UCSB, Norman J. Boyan, Chair

Chair of the Editorial Board of the California Curriculum News Report (1991-1993) Alameda County:  California Department of Education

Administrative Training Center Trainer for “Structuring Schools for Student Success” module (1991-92). Sacramento: CSLA

“Evaluating D.A.T.E. Programs” (1991), with Jean Varden and Judy Seyle. Workshop for Ventura County D.A.T.E. Coordinators

“Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education: An Opportunity for Restructuring” (1990), Healthy Kids

Connection, Vol. 1, November, News from the Region 8 Healthy Kids Center, Ventura: VCSS

“Currently Available Early Childhood Assessments Should Carry the Consumer Warning: Caution: May Be Hazardous to Young Children's Futures” (October 1989). Keynote speech for the Assessment in the Best Interest of Young Children, Fall Symposium co-sponsored by Tri-County Association for the Education of Young Children and Tri-County Mathematics Project, UCSB, Santa Barbara

“Beating the Dinosaur Syndrome: How School Psychologists Can Avoid Obsolescence” (January 1989), with Susan Roberts. Workshop at the Dreams and Teams, Pupil Personnel Services conference for Ventura County, Ventura

 

“Perspectives on the Change Process: The Superintendent's Role in School-Level Change” (December 1988). Presentation to the Effective Schools Planning Committee for Ventura County

 

“Evaluation of Effective Schools” (April 1987), with Dorothy Maloney and Beverly Turse. Workshop at the Promoting Excellence Through Effective Schools conference, Ventura

 “Proposal Writing” (April 1986), with Phyllis Jacobson. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of AERA, San Francisco

“What They Don't Teach you in Graduate School About Working in School Settings” (April 1986), with Phyllis Jacobson. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of AERA, San Francisco

 

Professional Contributions (continued):

 

 “The Principal's Role in Implementing the New State Framework in Mathematics” (January 1986), presentation at the Ventura County Math Framework conference

“Potpourri of Significant Evaluation Topics: Questions and Answers” (April 1980), presented with Steven Keleman at the 1980 Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, Anaheim, Calif.

“Conducting Internal Fiscal Audits of Educational Programs” (May 1979), presented with Steven Keleman at the Annual Convention of the California Society of Educational Program Evaluators and Auditors, San Francisco

“Special Education Program Evaluation Requirements Under PL 94-142 and AB 1250” (March 1978), presented with Steven Keleman at the Annual CASPP Convention, Los Angeles

“The Role of the Counselor and Other Pupil Services Personnel in AB 65” (February 1978), presented at the Ten Southern California Counties Conference on AB 65 Student Progress, San Diego

“Comprehensive Community Audit"(May 1977), presented with Dr. Warren Newman, Los Angeles County PERPS Division at the Annual Conference of the California Society of Educational Program Auditors and Evaluators (CSEPAE), Los Angeles

“Humanistic Needs Assessment” (May 1977), presented with Steven Keleman at the Annual Conference of CSEPAE, Los Angeles

“Training Teachers as Counselors: Developing a Counseling Team” (March 1977), symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP), Los Angeles

“Analysis and Modification of Needs Assessment Models” (October 1976), presented with Dr. Dale Russel, Los Angeles County PERPS Division, workshop at the Los Angeles County Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Conference, North Hollywood

“Center for the Study of Evaluation Needs Assessment Model: A Report from the Field” (March 1976), invitational presentation with Dr. Adrienne Bank, UCLA-CSE, at the International Educational Needs Assessment conference, Oakland

“Models of School Psychology Practiced in the Field” (March 1974). Presented with Mauel, Weibly and Smith at the CASP Convention, San Diego

 

“The Effects of Grading on Pupil Self-Concepts and Attitudes” (March 1974). Presented with Abel and Mauel at the CASP Convention, San Diego

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