Despite significant challenges, Foothill High School softball coach Tom Mayes leads a winning team and inspires his players. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, Mayes continues to coach while undergoing treatments for leukemia.
Spring Break in the Clark County School District is April 14-18. In this video, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky offers a Spring Break message to CCSD employees.
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. Leamyâ€™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 â€œabove and beyond,â€ 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.
CCSD Academic Manager Dr. Eva White was surprised by her family and friends on March 26, 2014 when she was presented with the National Life Group's LifeChanger Award. As reported by KTNV-TV, the award recognized Dr. White for her impact on the lives of students and the community.
Enhanced professional development for teachers is among the highlights of the tentative 2014-15 fiscal year budget, presented to the CCSD Board of School Trustees on April 2, 2014. As KSNV-TV reports, “An item will be on the April 10 agenda for trustees to approve the tentative budget.”
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.
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.
Despite many challenges, Silverado High School teacher Kelli Schwallie continues to be an inspiration to her students. Schwallie was spotlighted in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article.
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.”