If you want to know what an elementary school should look and feel like, ask a fifth-grader. An elementary school should “feel like you’re at home and be comfortable. Because if you’re comfortable, you’re comfortable [...]
After picking up awards from the Washington School Public Relations Association this spring, the Vancouver Public Schools communications team in June collected nine Publications and Electronic Media Awards from the National School Public Relations Association. [...]
In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]
In April, the VPS communications office and other staff members collected several awards from the Washington School Public Relations Association. The association received 270 entries in 13 categories. Forty awards received Awards of Excellence; 105 entries received Awards [...]
Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]
Original source: School Administrator, May 2015 As many school districts across the country have slashed library programs, Vancouver Public Schools has written a different narrative, giving its school librarians re-imagined roles. In this cover story, Superintendent [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will welcome school district leaders from across the country to Vancouver, Washington, Feb. 17-18, to participate in the second of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits. The summits are designed to help district [...]
Original source: The Columbian, Aug. 24, 2014 Recently Superintendent Dr. Webb wrote a piece for The Columbian addressing the unfair ramifications of the No Child Left Behind Act. Read the full op-ed in The Columbian.
Original source: eSchool News, June 2014 Superintendent Steve Webb shares how technology tools can enhance storytelling—and ultimately learning as well. Read the full story in eSchool News.
Original source: School Administrator, November 2013 How do you plan for an effective changing of the guard? Superintendent Webb discusses VPS' leadership succession-planning model. Read the full story in School Administrator.
Original source: Education Week, September 2013 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses his role in initiating change, from creating budget-alleviating efficiencies to deploying new technology tools. Read the full story in Education Week.
Original source: Education Executive, 2011, and Learning First Alliance, January 2012 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses how the creation of Vancouver Public Schools' Opportunity Zone helped rewrite the narrative for two low-performing schools. Read the full [...]
Original source: The Oregonian, May 2011 Superintendent Steve Webb was named one of Washington state's most effective superintendents by the Washington Association of School Administrators in 2011. Read the full story in The Oregonian.
Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., then the executive director of community and government relations, were honored by the National School Public Relations Association for demonstrating exemplary leadership in the [...]