Board of Trustees

Bill Tillson - Chairman

Bill is the father of a Weiss School student with a deep interest in gifted education. Bill was an invited participant at the inaugural MIT J-WEL conference on Pre-K – 12 education. 

Bill is the co-founder of Encompass Digital Media, the global leader in the field of broadcast television media distribution services. Encompass has facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Buenos Aires, Singapore and London. Bill has retired from a day to day operational role in Encompass and remains on the Encompass Board.   
 
In his long career in the broadcast television industry, Bill has provided technical transmission and origination services to more than 900 cable networks around the world including the Disney Channel, the NFL Network, the A & E/Lifetime networks and the ABC owned television stations. Bill is the only executive to receive the Teleport Executive of the Year Award twice.

Bill lives in Palm Beach Gardens with wife Alexandra and their son James. Bill brings to The Weiss School Board a combination of leadership, innovation and passion.

Dr. Martin D. Weiss - Trustee Emeritus

Dr. Martin D. Weiss, co-founder of The Weiss School and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, has dedicated his life to education of all age groups.

As an American teenager growing up in Brazil, he organized and taught tutorial classes for fellow high school students in English,and Portuguese grammar, math and biology. After returning to the U.S., he joined the Berlitz School of Languages and became that school’s youngest instructor in its history, helping to develop its globally acclaimed Total Immersion method for teaching foreign languages. And later, by designing dozens of custom books for infants, he taught his son to read in two languages by the age of three.

With this personal experience in education, Dr. Weiss went on to create two companies — Weiss Research to educate adults about the global economy and The Weiss School to educate gifted children. And today, both have been a success — the former serving 600,000 loyal readers and the latter providing the gifted education that has been so widely acclaimed in the South Florida community.

Dr. Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University. He is fluent in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, English and other languages.

Elisabeth Weiss - Trustee

Elisabeth Weiss is co-founder of The Weiss School, and was its first Head of School, overseeing all curriculum, planning, training, enrollment and more. In that role, she successfully built it from a small, one-room classroom of just eight students in 1989 to a beacon of gifted education in Palm Beach County in less than ten years.

Mrs. Weiss created a unique learning environment combining a thematic curriculum that integrated multiple subjects and cutting edge technology. She was the first in the county to introduce a cross-disciplinary thematic approach to the curriculum and the first in the nation to establish taekwondo as a primary focus of physical education.

In addition, she dedicated 12 years to serving as the school’s psychologist and counselor, helping hundreds of students — along with their parents and grandparents — to achieve great successes during their years at The Weiss School.

Mrs. Weiss holds an Elementary School Teacher’s Degree from Instituto Educacional Sud Mennucci of Brazil, a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, and a Gifted Certification from South Florida University.

She is fluent in Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish as well as other languages.

Eric Jablin - Trustee

Steve Cohen - Trustee