Judy Weber of Laguna Niguel, California, has been a professional educator since 1986, teaching children in high-poverty classrooms, training teachers using best practices, and supporting low-performing schools as a mentor. Since 2002 Weber has been a national presenter and long-term consultant for aha! Process. Weber planned and managed the Framework Training of Trainers and National Tour teacher workshops over a five-year period and worked with Dr. Payne to update the Framework Day 1 and Day 2 workshops.
Weber is a volunteer presenter for Population Connection. She was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship in 1998 and is a 1999 graduate of the National Staff Development Academy.
- M.Ed., Ball State University
- B.S., Ball State University
- Hoosier Academy, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Muncie Community School Corporation, Muncie, Indiana
- University Student Teacher Supervisor
- Ball State University, Office of Educational Field Experiences
- National Presenter/Consultant
- A Framework for Understanding Poverty, aha! Process
- Per Diem Consultant
- McGraw Hill Education, K–12
- Population Connection Training of Trainers
- Environmental activities to teach children and college students about the resources of the earth, July 2011
- Library of Congress
- Accessing online resources to enhance classroom instruction, Teacher’s Summer Institute, July 2010, Washington, DC
- Brain Research Training of Trainers
- Pat Wolfe, Brain Matters, Napa, California, July 2010
- Time to Teach Training of Trainers
- Discipline process, Center for Effective Teaching, Rick Dahlgren, May 2010
- K–12 Curriculum
- Online curriculum training using Smart Board and Elluminate elearning technologies, 2009–10
Judy’s aha! moment
My aha! moment happened on the day I met Dr. Payne. I was presenting at a state conference in Indiana. When I went to my room to set up, I noticed a crowd of people around the door. The room was packed. As the presentation finished, I introduced myself to the presenter, Ruby Payne. I was amazed at the number of people that attended her workshop. After meeting Dr. Payne and learning about Framework, my professional and personal life changed forever.
My passion is for children. As a teacher and presenter, my work centers on providing children with the best education available. I believe Dr. Payne’s work provides me with a lens that assists teachers in seeing their students with new eyes and understanding of how to teach all children to learn.
Judy’s best training
My best training happens when members of the audience talk to me during the breaks to tell me that for the first time, “That makes sense,” “For the first time, I understand,” or,
“You are describing my life,” or “Thank you, this means so much to me,” or “After this workshop, I will never teach in the same way.”
What does Judy do for fun?
Recently, I had the opportunity to cross an item off of my bucket list when I moved to California. As a consultant for aha! Process, I traveled to California many times and realized I would love to live there. I currently live about five miles from the beach. I love walking on the beach and enjoying the weather. I also enjoy being a volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank.
What are people saying about Judy?
“Judy has a passion for this work. It shows in her life stories and enthusiasm.”
“This reminds me of ‘teach to’s.’ This training was very appropriate for our kids/families. It helped me understand why some behaviors happen, which helps me think more objectively about how to solve the problem. It also helped me look at what I might do/say to cause a problem. The speaker was very clear, concise, and organized. I actually enjoyed the presentation.”
“The information was staggering and definitely opened my eyes about many of my kids. What I need now are the strategies to help these kids.”
“I think the presenter, Judy, did an AWESOME job. I really enjoyed the information given and found it eye-opening! Thank you!”
Changing Awareness – Changing Lives
“Thanks for a great job, Judy!”
“Great presentation! It leaves me wanting to learn more and/or attend another workshop.”
10 Actions to Educate Students
“This is the best workshop I have ever attended. Judy has a heart for this work.”
“The most valuable aspect of this workshop was understanding that students from unstable, fragmented lifestyles have a difficult time knowing how to plan, and that creates impulsive behavior.”
“This was great! What a great two-day in-service. I learned so much that I will take back and use in my classroom and in daily life.”
“Fabulous workshop and trainer! I’m excited to try these strategies in my class.”
“Thank you for showing us practical, ready-to-use strategies. Making the examples was very useful as well. I appreciate all you shared!”