Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ober ES teacher Mark Leamy presents his annual musical production tonight

Ober Elementary music teacher Mark Leamy presents his annual Spring musical at the school the afternoon of April 9 and evening of April 10, 2014. Leamy’s students play a big part in the show. They have the opportunity to sing, act, design costumes and handle the sound and lighting. Ober ES Principal Cailin Ellis says Leamy is a teacher who goes “above and beyond,” holding Honor Choir at least twice weekly before school, filming Ober ES TV broadcasts each week and serving as the Student Council advisor. For more information, call Dr. Ellis at (702) 799-6077.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Liza Amor named Nevada Art Educator of the Year

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) honored Liza Amor with the 2014 Nevada Art Educator of the Year Award for her service and her contributions to art education. Amor teaches art at Frank Kim and Earl B. Lundy Elementary Schools, and has been with CCSD for nine years. She will receive her award at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego on March 29. NAEA President Dennis Inhulsen said, “Liza Amor exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today.” In addition to her teaching duties, Amor serves on the Art Educators of Nevada executive board and edits the group's newsletter.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Dr. Eva White receives "LifeChanger" award

On March 26, 2014, CCSD Academic Manager Dr. Eva White was presented with National Life Group's LifeChanger Award for her impact on the lives of students and the community. Dr. White is one of 10 winners out of nearly 700 national nominees and will be awarded $3,000, half of which will be donated to the school district. Dr. White was surprised by family and friends, including CCSD School Board Trustee Deanna L. Wright, at Estes M. McDoniel Elementary School's marine science lab. Dr. White, a former principal of McDoniel Elementary School, was instrumental in establishing the school's marine science lab in 1999. Through the LifeChanger of the Year program, awards are given to school employees and administrators across the country who have made a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
NWCTA teacher Laura Champeau receives Health Advocate Award

During a ceremony on March 19, 2014, Northwest Career & Technical Academy health teacher Laura Champeau received a 2014 Health Advocate Award for making “an exemplary contribution to improving the health status and well-being of people in Southern Nevada.” The award was presented by Community Partners for Better Health. For more information, call Dr. Judy Lynn Peterson at (702) 799-4640, ext. 4053.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A-TECH teacher Richard Knoeppel honored by Magnet Schools of America

Advanced Technologies Academy teacher Richard Knoeppel has been named a 2014 Regional Teacher of the Year by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. “Being selected as a Regional Teacher of the Year is a tremendous honor and accomplishment,” said Magnet Schools of America Executive Director Scott Thomas. “Mr. Knoeppel is being recognized for his instructional excellence and innovative practices in the classroom.”

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