The Clark County School District (CCSD) congratulates three exceptional principals who were recently named Nevada's 2014 Principals of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA) for their leadership in education. Harriet Treem Elementary School Principal Lee Esplin, Frank F. Garside Junior High School Principal Scarlett Perryman and former Chaparral High School Principal David Wilson will be recognized at NASA's annual Fall Conference in November at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.Pictured, from left to right, are David Wilson, Scarlett Perryman and Lee Esplin. Pictured, from left to right, are David Wilson, Scarlett Perryman and Lee Esplin.
Vegas PBS has announced the appointment of Annie Emprima-Martin as its new Veterans Coordinator. A member of the station’s Workforce Training & Economic Development division, Emprima-Martin is responsible for working with individuals, educators, government entities, non-profits, and business and industry enterprises to connect veterans to educational services, military friendly employment opportunities, community resources, and grant-funded veteran specific programs. She also will assist the station’s Stories of Service initiatives, which connect programming and online initiatives tied to military service across public media. Viewers will be able to hear the stories and experiences of veterans as told through an extensive pipeline of documentaries and specials, and through original digital content coming directly from PBS member stations.
The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE program continues to help teachers obtain needed items or their classrooms. As KSNV-TV reports, “The program allows teachers to purchase supplies at a steeply discounted cost.”
More than 1,200 new teachers and 350 long-term substitutes took part in in the Clark County School District's orientation event at The Venetian on Aug. 13. Among the speakers were Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. As reported by KSNV-TV, “The teachers participated in a variety of informational and training sessions. Special guests from Cirque du Soleil were in attendance to discuss how they partner with schools and to give new teachers access to a unique opportunity.”
The new school year has not yet started, but newly hired teachers are already getting some helpful mentoring from veteran educators in CCSD. As KLAS-TV reports, one goal of the mentoring program is teacher retention.
CCSD teacher DeAnn Sheehan has nothing but praise for the Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE program, which allows teachers to obtain classroom supplies free of charge. Sheehan told KTNV-TV, “It has a wide variety of materials that I couldn't afford otherwise. I was spending like $4,000 a year out of pocket, and it's dropped substantially using this." For more information, visit http://www.ccpef.org/programs_exchange.html.
Interested in being a teacher? Consider the Clark County School District, which has hired about 1,200 new teachers for the upcoming school year but still needs to fill about 500 or 600 additional vacancies. According to KTNV-TV, “Most of the new teachers are being hired at the elementary school level, thanks to more state funding to ease overcrowding. Classes resume Aug. 25.
CCSD nurse Shelly McEvilly is in the spotlight for her “acts of kindness,” as reported by KLAS-TV. The station said, “She assists students with special needs. She oversees 18 students who have had tracheotomies and four who are on ventilators. She goes above and beyond in her care and concern.” (Photo courtesy of KLAS-TV.)
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers a "teachers' toolbox" for local educators. It has information on everything from lesson plans to professional development.
Congratulations to Joe Legat, a coordinator in CCSD’s Education Services Division. He recently fulfilled his goal of running marathons in all 50 states, after finishing a 26.2-mile course in Vermont. Legat is spotlighted in the June/July 2014 edition of Southern Nevada Running News.