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SAISD Board Appoints New Principal at Bonham Academy
June 18, 2013
The San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint William Webber as the new principal of Bonham Academy. Mr. Webber was most recently the principal at Laura Negley Elementary School in Hays Consolidated ISD.
“We are thrilled to welcome Will Webber as the Bonham Academy Principal,” said Superintendent Dr. Sylvester Perez. “He brings a wealth of experience and a real passion for elementary education. I know he will be an enthusiastic partner with the Bonham community.”
Webber, a native Texan, has served as a campus administrator in Hays CISD since 2001, first as an assistant principal, then as founding principal of Hays Pre-K Center and Negley Elementary. A hiring committee composed of Bonham parents, teachers, and District administrators proposed Webber as a finalist for the position after multiple rounds of rigorous interviews.
According to Ana Cruz, a parent of two Bonham children and a member of the hiring committee, “Mr. Webber’s love of children and his passion for the multi-cultural and dual language side of Bonham really stood out.” Maria Rosales, a dual language teacher at Bonham and member of the hiring committee, said she was impressed by Webber’s ideas for new programs and his “complete focus on students and their needs.”
Webber has worked in public education in Texas as a teacher and administrator for 26 years. He was the Comal ISD District-wide Teacher of the Year in 1991. He has served as president of the Southwest Texas Teacher's Center and was the founding co-chair of Southwest Texas Center for Educational Partnerships. He trained and consulted for the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education and the Governor's Geography Academy.
“I am very excited to lead Bonham Academy,” said Webber. “The combination of studies in Language, Fine Arts and Science, supports the development of the whole child. I look forward to working with SAISD and the incredible Bonham community to provide outstanding educational opportunities for our children.”
Webber was accepted into the Trinity Tomorrow's Leaders program and became a Trinity Fellow with the Trinity Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching with the Center for Educational Leadership at Trinity University. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University and his Masters in Educational Administration from Trinity University.
The District will schedule opportunities for neighborhood residents and other community partners to meet Webber and help plan for an exciting 2013-2014 school year
The mission of Bonham Academy is to prepare students for future success by empowering them with a well-rounded, solid academic foundation emphasizing multiple languages, the fine arts and science. We are dedicated to the individual development of attitudes, skills, knowledge and responsibility essential to successful achievement in school and society. We actively involve parents and community in supporting student learning and development.
Principal, Bonham Academy
District Mission Statement:
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where
Every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared
To be a contributing member of the community