WESTFIELD, NJ – Following the retirement of Dr. Linda King, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously appointed Thomas Weber Jr. as the district’s new Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts on Tuesday night.

Weber, who has served in an identical role in Egg Harbor Township for 11 years, was selected by a committee that reviewed more than 50 applications and conducted two rounds of interviews. Previously, he has worked as a music educator in Elizabeth Public Schools.

“I’m honored and humbled,” Weber said. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence within the arts.”

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In the changing of the guard, the district bids farewell to Dr. King, who held the position since 1997. Dr. King has worked in Westfield Public Schools since 1988 and served as president of the New Jersey Music Administrators Association from 2010 to 2012.

The K-12 Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts is tasked with conducting observations and evaluations of both students and teachers along with establishing curriculum objectives. Weber will also serve as a resource for music, art and drama teachers throughout the district.

Weber’s term begins on July 1, 2017.