November 02, 2007
Chavez Elementary School principal Kim Weber received the National Center for Learning Disabilities Bill Ellis Teacher Preparation Award today at the International Dyslexia Association Conference in Dallas.
The award is presented annually to an educator who demonstrates commitment to all students, including those with learning disabilities.
The award brings $500 to Weber’s school, along with educational software and gift certificates. NCLD is covering all travel and hotel expenses for Weber to attend the conference while IDA is providing conference registration and a one-year membership in IDA.
"I'm really humbled," Weber said. "Only one person from throughout the nation receives this award, and I keep asking, why me? I don't think it's my work, but the work of our teachers."
Weber also credits the training provided by the school district to principals regarding interventions for students who need extra help.
Prior to being principal at Chavez, Weber was principal at Kettering Elementary School for three years. Today’s award also recognizes her work with Kettering teachers to include special education students in general education.