Melissa Webber named director of student services
Northwest ISD has named Melissa Webber as the district’s new director of student services, elevating a longtime educator and campus administrator to a leadership role affecting every school.
Ms. Webber currently serves as principal of Haslet Elementary School, a role she will retain until the district can hire a new campus leader. She has served as Haslet’s principal since 2017 and has more than 25 years of experience in Northwest ISD, beginning as a classroom teacher before advancing into administration.
In her new role, Ms. Webber will oversee specialized services designed to support students, including topics such as programs for at-risk students, homelessness support, pregnancy-related services, summer school, education services for students who are homebound and more. Her department also oversees initiatives to support parents such as family involvement trainings and the Parents as Teachers program, which provides support to parents of children who are not yet old enough to attend school.
“While I’m sad to leave the amazing students, families and staff in the Haslet community, I am grateful to have the opportunity to positively affect thousands of lives across Northwest ISD,” she said. “Every student deserves high-quality services, and I am eager to provide our students and staff with the support necessary for every student to succeed.”
Throughout her tenure at Northwest ISD, Ms. Webber has earned accolades for her teaching and leadership abilities. As an educator at Prairie View Elementary School, she was named the district’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, and her innovative programs earned numerous grants for innovative teaching projects. As an administrator, she has earned a 2023 Schools Transforming Learning award from N2 Learning.
Ms. Webber earned her master’s degree in school administration from Lamar University and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Monmouth College.