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Mr. Weber - Preacher of Google Classroom

This article was last updated on November 6th of 2021.

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An image of Mr. Weber from the "Spanish II Project", circa June 1998.

Background

Mr. Patrick Weber, also known as "Bernard Patrick Weber", "Patrick V Weber", "Pat Weber", and "B. Patrick Weber V" is 40 years old, and was born in Lansing, Michigan, in April of 1980. He has lived in Ingham County, Michigan for the past five years, but has also previously lived in Washington County & Quitman County, which are located in the state of Mississippi. Weber attended Immaculate Heart and St. Mary School for his primary education, and then graduated from Williamston High School in 1999. As for higher education, Mr. Weber graduated The Defiance College, located in Defiance, Ohio, from the Fall of 1999 - May of 2003, with a 3.44 G.P.A. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Social Studies, as well as a Michigan Professional License Dx (expires July 2022). He also made the Dean's List, and is a 2003 Pilgrim Medalist, Distinguished Graduate. From the Fall of 2008 - Winter of 2009, Weber attended Marygrove College, located in Detroit, Michigan. He completed 12 credits in Curriculum and Instruction. Finally, Patrick V Weber graduated Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, Michigan, from the Fall of 2016 - April of 2018. He obtained a K-12 Administration License, (also expires July 2022), as well as a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. He graduated Grand Valley State University with a 3.82 G.P.A.


Videos Featuring Mr. Weber

During his time in Williamston High School, Patrick Weber created a school project for Spanish 2, featuring a prop named "Bono el Mono". Filming of the project took place from June 4th of 1998 - June 9th of 1998. This project was written to a VHS tape, and sat abandoned in Williamston High School until it was found by members of Willemstan in the 2019 Salvage Operation. Known mostly as the "Weber Project" by members of Willemstan, the old project quickly became one of the most memorable videos in Willemstan's history.

The VHS tape of Mr. Weber's Spanish II Project in question.

More recently, Mr. Weber occasionally posts videos of himself on his weebly website and private YouTube channel, for the students at Immaculate Heart. Here's a list of all known modern Weber videos:


Career at Williamston High School

Before returning to WHS, Pat Weber was a Special Education Teacher at Madison Shannon Palmer High School, from the Fall of 2003 - May of 2005. Before that, he served as a 2003 Teach For America Corps Member. Mr. Weber was a ​Social Studies Teacher at Williamston High School from 2007 - 2013, after teaching Psychology at the middle school, and then again from 2016 - 2017. He taught the following classes: U.S. Government & Politics and Comparative Government & Politics, Civics, and World History. He is also responsible for establishing the Advanced Placement Government & Politics Courses during 2008 & 2009.


Career at Williamston Middle School

At WMS, Patrick Weber began as a Behavior Intervention Specialist (Vice Principal), from the Fall of 2013 - Spring of 2017. This means that he was both the BI Specialist at the middle school, and a Social Studies teacher at the high school at the same time. Later, he became the 8th Grade US History Teacher atWilliamston Middle School at the Fall of 2017 - Spring of 2018. However, he took a two and some month long leave during this year, and as a result was replaced by a long term substitute for a good chunk of the year, until he returned. He quit the school after the end of that year. It seems he was intentionally reducing his performance. It is also rumored that his performance as a teacher was so bad that he was supervised by a math teacher at WMS, Mrs. Clark.


Reception by Students of Williamston Middle School

When Mr. Weber returned from his exile, he changed his teaching style drastically. Weber began to use only Google Classroom to teach. Every day, he would say "Open Google Classroom!", and post a new assignment as a Google Document full of questions, which were just copy pasted from Quizlet. When the work was due, he would not look at the assignment, all students were given a one hundred percent regardless of completion. Additionally, he used Google Forms to assign tests, which was very easy to cheat off of, but many still failed because Google Forms requires your answer to be exactly what Mr. Weber has. Pat Weber also assigned a final 100 point project about a new technology developed in the civil war, worth 100 points. Every single person got a 100%. This new teaching style was very ineffective, as the students that year learned next to nothing from him, it was so bad in fact, that his class never completed the Civil War unit. Needless to say, his method of teaching generated a lot of controversy. The majority of students resented Mr. Weber's lazy behavior and his Google Forms tests, and called for the long term sub to be reinstated. However, many students also agreed that Mr. Weber's lazy behavior was to their immediate benefit, as everyone was guaranteed an A in the class if they pressed the "turn in" button on Google Classroom every day. The use of Google Classroom inspired the Silly School for Cosmic Children and his lazy teaching provided time to further the development of what would become Willemstan.


Williamston Paycheck

During 2015, Mr. Weber made $50 from supplemental employment, $4,013 as a coach, and $64,955 from teaching. In 2016, Mr. Weber made $100 from supplemental employment, $4,013 as a coach, and $67,543 from teaching. In 2018, Mr. Weber made $60,152 annually. In 2019, Mr. Weber made $62,875 annually, but he did depart from the school in 2019 so it is unknown if he actually got all this.


Career at Immaculate Heart and Departure from WCS

In the Fall of 2018, Mr. Weber took over the 6th Grade Social Studies position, which was left vacant by a retirement. While he held this position, another teacher in the middle school acted as an assistant and supervisor for his classes. Furthermore, the long term substitute took over the 8th Grade US History position, formerly held by Weber. Based on this evidence, it seems the complaints of the student body were heard. She still holds the job to this day. In early 2019, Mr. Weber deserted his new position (demotion) and became Principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, a nearby Roman Catholic school, which he actually attended in his elementary years. Funny how Mr. Weber has a habit of teaching at schools he went to himself.

A photo of Mr. Weber, taken from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish website.


Sources

1. FastPeopleSearch.com 2. Weebly - Mr. Weber's Personal Weebly Website 3. Silly Goose YouTube - [VHS Archive] Spanish II Project (1998)
4. Personal accounts from members of Williamston Middle School. 5. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Website - Patrick Weber 6. GovSalaries.com - Williamston Community Schools Salaries
7. Capital Area District Libraries - Hornet 2007