Gretchen Weber is a managing director in AIR’s strategy office, overseeing business development strategy, content integration, and research to practice applications for the organization’s professional services division. Previously she was the director of Educator Effectiveness Programs within the Education division of AIR, where she oversaw and directed technical assistance and applied research projects on components of the educator’s career continuum, particularly evaluation and professional growth of educators.
Weber has directed multi-faceted, multi-year projects for states and districts and has facilitated statewide committees, led trainings for educators, and created research-based resources on aspects of education evaluation, induction and mentoring, compensation reform, teacher leaders, and educator talent management. She has presented at national conferences for organizations such as the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the National Governor’s Association, ASCD, Learning Forward (NSDC), and the National School Board Association. She has co-authored the From Great to Influential: Teacher Leaders’ Roles in Supporting Instruction (2016), Guidebook for Distinguishing the Right Leader for Your School (2010), and the Toolbox for Distinguishing the Right Leader for Your School (2010). Weber is a National Board Certified teacher who recently renewed her certification and also holds a master’s of education degree.