Superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, Washington; K-12; 23,500 students; doctoral degree from Seattle University
Dr. Steven Webb became superintendent of Vancouver (Wash.) Public Schools in July 2008. He has a distinguished 30-year career in public education in Washington and California, serving as superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent for secondary learning and technology, principal and associate principal, high school teacher and coach. He is a member of the Urban Superintendent’s Association of America, the Horace Mann League, the League of Innovative Schools, and the Western States Benchmarking Consortium. In 2014, Steve was one of eight public school leaders in the nation selected by eSchool News as a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent. In 2011, Steve was honored with the Leadership Through Communication Award given by the American Association of School Administrators, National School Public Relations Association and Blackboard Connect. He also received the 2011 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators. Steve has fulfilled leadership and advisory roles for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and professional organizations. He is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national conferences and a published author in professional journals. He is a hands-on leader who regularly visits classrooms at 37 school sites and periodically works the various jobs of the district’s 3,300 employees.