Dr. Steven Webb served as superintendent of Vancouver (Wash.) Public Schools from 2008-2021. He has a distinguished 36-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.
At the national level, Dr. Webb has been a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Urban Superintendent’s Association of America, the Horace Mann League, Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, AASA’s Digital Consortium, Western States Benchmarking Consortium, AASA’s National Learning 2025 Commission, Educational Research Development Institute (ERDI), National Coalition of Community Schools, and the National Consortium of School Networking. Dr. Webb served as chair of the superintendent’s advisory council for Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools and for the National Coalition of Community Schools.
Dr. Webb has received numerous national and state awards during his career for exceptional educational leadership including AASA’s and National School Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) Leadership Through Communication Award, 2011; Washington Association of School Administrators’ Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award, 2011; eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award, 2014; Horace Mann League Ambassador Award, 2015; ERDI’s Mike Kneale Educational Excellence in Leadership Award, 2016; AASA’s and Institute for Education Leadership’s Superintendent Leadership Award, 2016; NSPRA’s Bob Grossman Leadership in Communication Award, 2018; and AASA’s Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award, 2020. Dr. Webb was named 2016 Washington State Superintendent of the Year and was a finalist for AASA’s 2016 National Superintendent of the Year. In 2015, the US Department of Education named Dr. Webb a “Future Ready Leader” featuring Vancouver Public Schools digital transformation initiative nationally. In 2016, Education Week, named Dr. Webb as a “Leader to Learn From.”
Dr. Webb has fulfilled leadership and advisory roles for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, professional organizations, and regional networks, including serving on Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Superintendents’ Advisory Council, Washington State Board of Education Superintendents’ Advisory Panel, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Superintendent Advisory Council, Southwest Washington STEM Learning Network Advisory Council, and Washington Association of School Administrators’ (WASA) Executive Board. In 2017-18, Dr. Webb served as WASA president, a professional organization representing nearly 1500 school administrators in Washington State.
Dr. Webb has been a frequent presenter at state, regional and national conferences and a published author in numerous professional journals, including Education Week and The School Administrator, two leading national K-12 education trade publications.