The Board of Trustees for Springer School and Center has named Brett T. Marcoux to succeed Shelly Weisbacher in the role of Executive Director. Weisbacher, who has been at the school for children with learning disabilities for 31 years and Executive Director for 21 of these years, is retiring on June 30, 2018.
Marcoux is currently the Principal and CEO of Provident Charter School, an elementary school for children with learning disabilities located in Pittsburgh. Marcoux has spent the past 16 years working with teachers, parents, students and administrators in wide-ranging capacities, most recently for Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Campus School at Carlow University, and The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. Marcoux was also the summer program director and mathematics teacher at The Gow School, a well-known private school for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities based in South Wales, New York. This spring he will complete his Doctorate in Community Engagement from Point Park University.
"I am thrilled to be joining the community at the Springer School and Center this July,” said Marcoux. “The opportunity to lead an organization of this caliber only surfaces once in a lifetime. The success that the organization has had under Shelly Weisbacher's leadership is significant, and it is a lot to live up to. I look forward to working with the board of trustees, Ms. Weisbacher, the current administration, the staff and the Springer families over the coming months in helping make this transition smooth for everybody."
Board of Trustees President Casey Boland said, “When meeting Brett, it was clear that he would be great for the future of Springer School and Center. Brett is a champion of faculty, encouraging them to be the best teachers they can be, and he is an outstanding, experienced educator who has proven to be an engaging leader.”