District Five names new Executive Director of Operations

Weissman currently serves as the director of transportation. In this new role, Weissman will supervise the district’s transportation, student nutrition and facilities and technology departments. He was approved for the new post during a school board meeting on July 11.

“I’m looking forward to the many challenges this position will allow me to meet,” Weissman said. “Working together as a team, we will support the district’s mission, the schools, staff and students. As a department, we will always move forward in all what we are tasked to do.”

Weissman has served as the district’s director of transportation since 1999. Prior to serving as the district’s transportation director, he served as Chief of Operations for plans, training, mobilization and security for a United States Army base in Germany.

Weissman earned his bachelor’s degree in management studies from the University of Maryland. He is a certified director of transportation by the National Association for Pupil Transportation. Weissman also earned a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command certification in 2009.

Superintendent Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. said, “Mr. Weissman is already a proven leader within our operations department and I know he will transition into this new role seamlessly. He puts students first in his decision-making and maintains excellent working relationships with district employees and the community. He has served this district well for the past 23 years I know he will continue to do so!”