Star Factor Coach
School for the Physical City was featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story as “A City School Experiment That Actually Works” leading that school for more than 7 years.
Mark’s work at Bronx Regional High School served students in the poorest congressional district in the United States, students who were not successful in traditional high schools. Each year, 50 students graduated from Bronx Regional High School in a school with 350 students, and each year the nearest neighborhood high school graduated about 100 students with a population of 1800 students. Mr. Weiss attributes these extraordinary statistics to building a strong feeling of community and bond between students and staff.
Mark brings his commitment and expertise in building school communities of respect and learning to his work with Operation Respect. As Educator Director, Mr. Weiss works with a staff of trainers who lead workshops throughout the United States and internationally as well. His most recent work is in New York City; Clark County, Nevada; Israel and Palestine; and Hong Kong.
Mark has recently coached Superintendents and Principals in Districts and High Schools throughout New York City as well as Westchester and Putnam Counties.
Mark and his wife, Jane, live in Putnam Valley, New York. They have three grown daughters—a kindergarten teacher and two social workers—four granddaughters and a dog named Ruffy.
M.A., Masters of Arts in History
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in History
Brooklyn College, Scholar’s Program
N.Y.U., Certification, New York State School Administrator and Supervisor, 1978; Certification, New York State District Administrator
I recently joined the Board of Directors of the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center in Putnam Valley, New York where I live. A group of us bought a 125-year-old Methodist Church. We’re maintaining this beautiful, historic structure and offering arts and musical events for our community.
What I love about coaching: I love the one-on-one interaction with a colleague in a safe and trusting environment. Very powerful!