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.
As part of CCSD’s “Fan Friday” program, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky presented a check for $2,090 to Easter Seals Nevada President/CEO Brian Patchett on June 30, 2014. Fan Friday is the district’s year-round program with participation at several CCSD locations. Employees donate funds for predetermined organizations in return for the ability to wear jeans and a shirt promoting CCSD or their favorite school, college, or university and the opportunity to help our community. Besides Easter Seals, other beneficiaries have included Leaders-in-Training, Future Smiles, the Salvation Army and Opportunity Village. For more information, call Carla Nobles at (702) 799-5452, ext. 5237.
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.
Four CCSD educators took part in a lively discussion about issues ranging from school funding to Common Core during a program that aired on KNPR June 23, 2014. The participating teachers were:
- Wanda Keith, Washington Continuation Junior High School
- Teresa Boucher, Hyde Park Middle School
- Eugene Howley, Garside Middle School
- Anahuac "Ay" Ybarra-Rojas, Southeast Career & Technical Academy
Vanderburg Elementary School teacher Shannon Lively was recently named Teacher of the Year by KSNV-TV and Barrick Gold. She received a check for $2,000 to use for educational purposes in her classroom. For more information, Call Judy Myers of the School-Community Partnership Program at (702) 799-6560.
Billie Rayford, a retired associate superintendent of CCSD, was among the area residents honored at the recent Scholarship Jazz Brunch, presented by the United Negro College Fund Inter-Alumni organization. The event was held June 8, 2014 at the Suncoast. Rayford was recognized for her commitment to education. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rayford rose through the ranks in Clark County and assisted organizations such as the Links, the National Association of Women Business Owners and many more.
Join CCSD on Friday, June 27 for an interactive and engaging online webcast to learn some "inside" information on what makes CCSD an exceptional place to work and Clark County an exciting, yet family-friendly place to live. Also, hear about the different ways CCSD celebrates and supports teachers and students that allow them to thrive in the classroom, school and community. Reserve your virtual seat today by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7355319732672904194 for the 9:30 a.m. session or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5721898452588438274 for the 2:30 p.m. (PST) session.
As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Warren Elementary School teacher Trina Boring was named Clark County Educator of the Month for April 2014. Boring is known for her work with autistic students. She has taught at Warren ES for 12 years.