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Linda P. Cavazos


Linda P. Cavazos was appointed to the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees on August 17, 2017, then was elected in November of 2018 to a full four year term, and re-elected to a second term in 2022. Trustee Cavazos represents District G.

Ms. Cavazos is from Superior, Arizona, a small copper mining community, where she attended public schools with two sisters and three brothers. Her parents strongly supported higher education, so with the help of loans and scholarships, Ms. Cavazos first began college at Arizona State University before transferring to, and graduating from, UNLV with a Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Masters in Educational Psychology and Counseling. She has spent more than 40 years in Southern Nevada working in the Henderson/Las Vegas community. Ms. Cavazos also worked as a food server to help finance her university education, and after graduation, taught at Basic High School for 15 years. She then was an adjunct instructor at UNLV for 9 years, while beginning a private counseling practice. Trustee Cavazos currently works as a family therapist part time, working with young children and adolescents, suicide and gun violence survivors, and veterans suffering from PTSD.

She believes the trustee position is an effective way to combine her counseling and teaching experience into meeting the many challenges that our students, staff, and communities face at this time. Trustee Cavazos, in the last five years on the board, has learned so much about the needs and concerns for the students, families, educators, and communities in District G. The school safety issues, mental health resources needed, and the diverse academic concerns are her greatest focus in continuing to serve her constituents in District G.

Trustee Cavazos and her husband Robert have five grown children, and seven grandchildren, with one grandchild a current CCSD student, and four others who have previously graduated from CCSD schools.