As reported by the Associated Press, Spring Valley High School teacher Ian Salzman was named Nevada’s 2015 Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the school Dec. 19. According to the AP, “Salzman graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor's degree in English. He worked in the private sector before getting a master's in teaching from Sierra Nevada College and pursuing certification through Nevada's Alternative Routes for Licensure program.” Salzman also works with the Model United Nations team.
As reported by KLAS-TV, Andrea Jydstrup McKinney of West CTA has been named "Teacher of the Game." For more information, call (702) 799-6560.
Clark High School orchestra teacher and music department coordinator Charles Cushinery is one of just 10 finalists nationwide for the Grammy music educator award. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this marks the second time Cushinery has been so honored.
The 44th annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) conference will be held March 5-7, 2015, at Bally’s Hotel & Casino. The theme for this year’s conference is “Achieving Global Competence: Biliteracy for All.” Related topics will include dual language enrichment education, English as a second language (ESL), second language acquisition, assessment and accountability, teacher training, multilingualism, multiculturalism, leadership and more. Online pre-registration closes January 31, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.nabe.org or call Cristina Oronoz at (702) 855-7087, ext. 5240.
West Prep teacher Kimberly McGhee-Oakley has been named "Teacher of the Game." According to KLAS-TV, she has a “unique technique of using lyrics and music to teach geometry.”
CCSD teachers Cindy Edmonson and Robert Brown are featured in a “Newsmakers” article about the Troops to Teachers program.
Alise Andrews, a performing arts teacher at Laughlin Junior/Senior High School, was named Educator of the Year during the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards banquet Oct. 25.
As reported by the Nellis Air Force Base newspaper, the Troops to Teachers program is continuing to place former airmen in CCSD classrooms. Troops to Teachers Nevada representative Tom Dorsey said during the past couple years, he has helped more than 200 former military members find teaching jobs in CCSD.
City National Bank is accepting applications for grants to support literacy and financially-based literacy projects at schools in five states including Nevada. According to CNN Money, “Administered through City National's award-winning Reading is The way up literacy program, this year's program will again award up to $100,000 in both literacy and financial literacy grants.” For more information, visit www.readingisthewayup.org.
The Nevada Association of School Administrators honored Treem Elementary School Principal Lee Esplin (pictured) as 2014 Principal of the Year for his leadership in education. In an Oct. 2 article, the Las Vegas Sun highlights Esplin and his accomplishments. The View newspaper said, “Esplin is set to be recognized in November at the association’s fall conference, along with principal Scarlett Perryman of Garside Junior High School and former principal David Wilson of Chaparral High School, who also received the award.” For details, visit nvadministrator.org.