Pete Weber joined Raben as principal in the firm’s Strategic Planning practice after a rich career helping schools, school districts, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies establish and implement strategic plans. He works with organizations to help build stakeholder support for ambitious goals and align organizational accountability structures to achieve strategic goals. Pete has worked with organizations ranging from the Folger Shakespeare Library to the HSC Pediatric Center (formerly the Hospital for Sick Children) to improve organizational strategy and alignment.
From 2007 to 2017, Pete served in various capacities in the District of Columbia Public Schools. During this time, he managed strategic planning, accountability, data systems, human resources, resource allocation, assessments, grants, communications, and intergovernmental affairs. For the last three years, Pete served as the chief of staff to the Chancellor, with responsibility for building alignment of resources to achieve the district’s goals.
Pete began his educational career as a teacher in Houston, Texas, teaching high school English as a second language, English, U.S. History, World Geography, and Government. He also established a successful Advanced Placement U.S. History program.
After his teaching career, Pete served as a budget examiner for education programs at the federal Office of Management and Budget. Then, when the opportunity to work at a school district presented itself in 1999, he worked as deputy budget director and interim budget director at D.C. Public Schools, overseeing budget development and execution for the school district.
Following his time in the DCPS budget office, Pete became director of Finance and Administration for Achieve, Inc., a nonprofit focused on improving K-12 standards and assessments. Then, returning to a school district, he served as the director of Federal Intergovernmental Affairs for the New York City Department of Education.
Pete earned a bachelor’s degree in English and history from the University of Iowa, and a master’s in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.