Jill E. Weber
Jill Weber has been Director of REL Northeast and Islands since 2006. As Co-Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy in EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division, Weber brings more than 25 years of experience working directly to support leaders at the state and local education agency levels—as a practitioner and professional development and technical assistance provider. Weber has worked across a wide range of educational areas, including educational technology initiatives, online learning, policy development and analysis, curriculum development, and assessment and accountability.
Weber oversees a growing portfolio of research and evaluation work at EDC connected to and in support of national and local priorities. This work allows pre-K–16 educators at the state, district, and school levels to use the best available research and evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement and reduced performance gaps among student groups. Weber has extensive management experience in both for- and not-for-profit settings working on complex projects with multiple partners. Her focus spans the range of work from needs analysis to responsiveness to state and district needs, to dissemination of research findings and support for the measurement of impact and effectiveness.
Weber is Director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands, funded by the Institute of Education Science, U.S. Department of Education, which provides educators and policymakers with access to high-quality scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, randomized controlled trial studies, dissemination of research findings, and related technical assistance activities. Weber works with state and local education agency leaders in New England, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Her work has been funded by the Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.
Before joining EDC, at TERC Weber was Project Director for Massachusetts Empowering Educators with Technology (MEET) and for the federally funded Northeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium (NEIRTEC). Before TERC, she was a technology coordinator in Salem and Cambridge, Mass., schools.
Weber received a BS in education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an EdM from Harvard University, and an MBA from the University of Dayton, in Ohio.