Jill Weber has served as Director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) since 2006. She has worked in the field of education since 1980 across a wide range of areas and levels in the system, including educational leadership, policy development and analysis, accountability, virtual education, and professional development for teachers and administrators.
Ms. Weber previously served as director for the Northeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium (NEIRTEC), which brought together educational technology leaders from across the region to implement No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. She also has served in a senior role on a number of technology, teacher-quality, and leadership projects, including Project MEET (Massachusetts Empowering Educators with Technology), the Gates Foundation-funded Massachusetts Technology Leadership Consortium, and the EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology) National Evaluation Institute.
Ms. Weber holds a master’s degree in educational technology from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. She is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University in the educational technology master’s degree program. Prior to joining EDC, she was a senior project director at TERC, and a technology director in the Salem, Mass., and Cambridge, Mass., public school systems. She has taught math at the fifth- and seventh-grade levels. She also spent 10 years working in the corporate world for LEXIS/NEXIS in project management and strategic planning capacities.