Charles E. Weber, principal of Copperview Elementary School, has been nominated for the Reader's Digest 1991 American Heroes in Education Awards.
The competition offers $5,000 for individual educators or teams who are doing outstanding things in their schools. Nominees are selected by fellow educators. Weber was acknowledged for the honor by both the Jordan District and state education associations.Weber, who has been at Copperview for four years, is an advocate of site-based decisionmaking, which involves all of the people interested in a school's success. Because of his interest in local decisionmaking, he was named to a governor's panel studying the topic.
At a time of tight budgets, Weber was recognized by his peers for innovation and creating outstanding programs with limited funding. His school is one of the first in the district to have a computer lab that is networked with other systems. He has encouraged enrichment courses for all children, addressed the problem of classroom overcrowding and worked to improve both interior and exterior appearance of his school.
Co-sponsors of the Reader's Digest awards program are the National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Education Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals and the American Federation of Teachers. Winners will be announced in April.