Stephen J. Uebbing, EdD '87

Professor, University of Rochester

Stephen Uebbing

Stephen Uebbing, EdD, came to the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester from the Canandaigua City School District, where he served as the superintendent. Uebbing previously taught social studies, coached and advised student clubs as a teacher in the Letchworth Central School District for a decade, before becoming the high school principal and then superintendent of the Fort Plain Central School District.

As the superintendent in Canandaigua from 1988–2006, Uebbing’s accomplishments include: the development and implementation of four five-year strategic “Plans for Excellence;” incorporation of organization-wide participatory decision-making and planning; incorporation of principled collective bargaining; development and implementation of instructional improvement models; development of partnerships with area and national corporations; development of nationally cited character education initiative; and focused improvement resulting in high levels of student performance.

During Uebbing’s tenure, the Canandaigua City School District consistently received state and national recognition, including a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award for Canandaigua Academy. Uebbing was the 1999 New York State Superintendent of the Year and the 2009 recipient of the New York State Council of School Superintendents Distinguished Service Award, which is the council’s highest honor.

At the Warner School of Education, Uebbing teaches courses in educational leadership, and his research and writing interests are in leadership development. Articles by Uebbing have appeared in scholarly journals and he is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. He also does extensive work supporting local school districts.

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