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Mark Weichel

Mark Weichel, EdD, is assistant superintendent for teaching and learning at Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska. The district has received local and national attention for its commitment to collaboration, innovation, technology integration, and personalized learning.

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Mark Weichel

Mark Weichel, EdD, is assistant superintendent for teaching and learning at Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska. The district has received local and national attention for its commitment to collaboration, innovation, technology integration, and personalized learning. Dr. Weichel and his team developed collaborative systems that have been written about in various jour­nals, and they host visiting districts and attend state and national conferences.

Previously, Dr. Weichel was director of secondary curriculum, high school building administrator, and junior high school social studies teacher at Papillion La Vista Community Schools in Nebraska. He and staff implemented Professional Learning Communities at Work® strategies, and failure rates plummeted, while standardized testing measures such as ACT, PLAN, and state writing assessments confirmed high levels of student learning. Dr. Weichel and his leadership team at Papillion La Vista South High School presented at conferences nationwide, and their work was featured on AllThingsPLC.info and in Principal Leadership magazine. They received the 2008 Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Award for Innovation from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Dr. Weichel also taught in the graduate schools for Peru State College and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

He earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha. To learn more about Dr. Weichel’s work, follow @westsideweichel on Twitter.


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Presentations by Mark Weichel

  • PLC 101
  • Lowering Secondary School Failure Rates: PLC Style
  • Pyramid of Interventions at the Secondary Level
  • Building Your PLC Toolbox
  • Grading and Reporting at the Secondary Level
  • Connecting Personalized Learning to PLCs
  • PLC Question Four: The Why, How, and What

“Dr. Weichel was genuine and knowledgeable. Being able to immediately apply content in our PLC groups was beneficial.”

Caitlin Graham, teacher, Walpole High School, Massachusetts