Dr. Brian Weaver Named Assistant Superintendent for Transylvania County Schools

Dr. Brian Weaver Named Assistant Superintendent for Transylvania County Schools
Posted on 02/26/2019

Brian WeaverSuperintendent Jeff McDaris has named Dr. Brian Weaver as Assistant Superintendent for Transylvania County Schools, effective February 13, 2019.

Dr. McDaris said that growing leaders in Transylvania County Schools has always been a strategic priority for him and the Board of Education. He believes Weaver will position the school system for continued excellence in growth and serving students and their families.

“Leadership matters, and we have the team everybody wants,” said McDaris. “Brian Weaver combines innovative leadership with practical application, and my biggest hope is that he will build on our initiatives to strengthen our teaching and learning, enhance digital literacy for students and staff, and improve our organizational effectiveness.”

Dr. Weaver graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in marine science. He started teaching chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, and earth and physical sciences in 1996 at Chapman High School, near his hometown of Landrum, SC. He moved back to the coast in 2001, teaching at East Carteret High in Beaufort, NC, until arriving in Transylvania County.

He has been a fixture in Transylvania County Schools since beginning as a chemistry teacher at Brevard High School in 2005. He became Assistant Principal at Rosman Middle and High Schools the following year, and Principal of Rosman High School in 2008.

In 2014, Weaver became Curriculum Director for all TCS middle and high schools, and he was named Senior Director for Human Resources in 2016.

Weaver said he and his wife, Cameron, chose Transylvania County Schools as being one of the best systems in North Carolina. After going through the hiring process, they decided early on this was where they wanted to start their family.

“I am not aware of another school system where the superintendent would join an interview and engage with potential employees, and that made a lasting impression on us,” said Weaver. “Each of my roles has provided me with a different perspective and experience that has helped me develop as an educator. Each of these roles has been special and there are many facets I miss about being a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and curriculum director.”

McDaris recalled being a member of the hiring committee that selected Weaver as principal for Rosman High. Looking back on the years since then, he said Weaver has shown his ability and commitment to servant leadership.

“Brian Weaver is good at bringing out the strengths of different people to collaborate together,” he said. “He doesn't just see a visionary opportunity; he understands the grounded realities and gets buy-in, even in difficult situations, to achieve a common goal.”

In 2008, Weaver earned his Master of School Administration at Western Carolina University, followed by the Doctor of Education degree in 2018, also at Western Carolina.

Dr. Weaver is actively involved in civic activities focused on youth development and safety in Transylvania County, as a commissioner appointee to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and a board member of Crime Stoppers. He serves on the boards of the NC Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and VISION Transylvania, and is a member of the WCU Partnership Advisory Council.

Mrs. Weaver is a media specialist at Rosman Elementary, and the family's twin boys, Judson and Cooper, are now in 6th grade.

“We could not be more pleased with the education they have received to this point,” said Dr. Weaver. “Caring educators have established relationships with them, and they go above and beyond by sponsoring activities like robotics club or coaching sports. The dedication by TCS staff has helped them develop into the young men they are now, and it is hard to express adequately how much we appreciate that. This really is a great school system, and a wonderful place to call home.”

Taking the new assistant superintendent role, Weaver's aim is to expand on the options available for every member of the Transylvania County Schools family.

“My main objective going forward is that we continue to enhance growth opportunities for the children of our county with a diversity of course and program offerings, and that our staff continue to grow professionally to meet that challenge.”

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