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Chris Weber Curriculum Vitae


SENIOR FELLOW – INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT                                                                                         2016 – Present

  • Design solutions for schools to be provided through consultative partnerships
  • Focus on collaborative systems of support for rigorous learning, based on the principles of Response to Intervention and Professional Learning Communities.

VICE PRESIDENT – INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT                                                      

2014 – 2016

  • Designed solutions with senior district leaders that combined core curriculum, intervention programs, assessments and analytics, professional development services, and digital assets.
  • Supervised the sales and content expertise of employees serving one-third of US schools.

SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADER                                                                                                                                                   

2010 – 2014

  • As a district leader in Chicago, and within schools across North America, supports elementary, middle, and high schools in RTI, behavior, and mathematics, resulting in double-digit increases in the percent of students meeting rigorous reading and mathematics growth targets.

GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                                                                                                  

2008 – 2010

  • As Director of K-6 Instruction in the Garden Grove Unified School District in California, oversaw curriculum and instruction for 47 Preschool through 6th grade schools in Broad Prize-winning district.
  • Revised special education curriculum and instruction – scores for students with special needs doubled in both reading and math in 2 years.
  • Implemented elements of Response to Intervention district-wide – overall reading scores increased by 6% in two years and referrals for formal evaluation to determine special education eligibility sharply declined.
  • Implemented new method for teaching math – gains of over 20% in 2 years.

CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                                                                                                         

1997 – 2008

  • As principal, schools exceeded AYP goals at Title I school every year.
    • Over 70% English learners and Latino and 75% socioeconomically disadvantaged; student achievement in reading and math tripled in 4 years.
    • Reduced White-Latino achievement gap by over 50%.
    • Title I Academic Achievement, California Distinguished School, and National Blue Ribbon School distinctions.

  • As District Office Administrator, led successful district revisions in math, special education, and data analysis.
  • Served as mathematics department chair.
  • Served as teacher of mathematics and science for all courses, including those for at-risk and gifted students.



  • Doctorate of Education, Educational Administration (2005), University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration (2002), California State University, San Marcos
  • Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Minor in Spanish (1992), United States Air Force Academy


  • Tier II Administrative Credential, California State University San Marcos
  • Ryan Single Subject Credential, Mathematics, Supplementary Authorization in General Science, Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Emphasis, California State University San Marcos


  • Weber, C., & Crane, D. (2015). Strategies for mathematics instruction and Intervention, 6-8. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Weber, C., & Crane, D. (2015). Strategies for mathematics instruction and Intervention, K-5. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Buffum, A., Hierck, T., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2015). Uniting academic and behavior interventions: Solving the skill or will dilemma. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Hierck, T., & Weber, C. (2014). RTI roadmap. Englewood, Co: Lead + Learn Press.
  • Weber, C. (2014). Effective, scaffolded instruction to support RTI. Englewood, Co: Lead + Learn Press.
  • Hierck, T., & Weber, C. (2014). RTI is a verb. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Weber, C. (2013). RTI in the early grades: Intervention strategies for mathematics, literacy, behavior & fine-motor challenges. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2011). Simplifying response to intervention: Four essential guiding principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Hierck, T., Coleman, C., & Weber, C. (2011). Pyramid of behavior interventions: 7 Keys to a positive learning environment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2010). The why behind RTI. Educational Leadership, 68(2), 10-16.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2009). Pyramid response to intervention: RtI, PLCs, and how to respond when students don’t learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.


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