Former superintendent named to Permanent Endowment board

Former superintendent of schools James Weiss has joined the board of the Permanent Endowment Fund. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Jim Weiss, retired superintendent of the Martha’s Vineyard public schools, has joined the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard board of directors, acting executive director Emily Bramhall announced Monday. “Jim’s breadth of knowledge and experience across Island issues will be a great asset to the Endowment as it continues to build support for Island nonprofits and students,” Ms. Bramhall said in a press release.   

Mr. Weiss was named superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard schools in 2005 and retired in 2015. Prior to arriving on the Island, he was a teacher and school administrator in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Mr. Weiss has sat on the board of the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, the Dukes County Health Council, and the Youth Task Force. He was the president of the Cape Cod Community College’s Graduate Board for several years and a board member of the Cape Cod Municipal Health Group. He presently serves as a trustee of the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and as a member of the MV Youth Advisory Board.  

The Permanent Endowment is the Island’s community foundation. Established in 1982, it is dedicated to strengthening the Vineyard community by providing grants to Island nonprofits, scholarships to its students, and fiscal sponsorship to Island initiatives.  More information is available at or by calling 508-338-4665.