Congratulations to Ashley Staron for being the 4th Tahoe Truckee Teacher of the Year Finalist!

TruckeeAshley Staron, Truckee Elementary Kindergarten teacher and a Sierra Nevada College M.Ed. alumna, was selected as the 4th 2014 Truckee Hometown SEARS-Sierra Sun/North Tahoe Bonanza Teacher of the Year finalist. Truckee Elementary principal Valerie Simpson said that Ashley “…has brought her positive energy and new ideas that not only have infiltrated her kindergarten team but the entire school”, and one nominator said that “I have never met a more dedicated teacher”. Congratulations Ashley!

Job Posting: The Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, Washington, DC, is in need of a Principal

The Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2, Washington, DC, is presently conducting a search for a new principal. (MS)2 is a high performing public charter school committed to academic excellence with a specific focus on mathematics and science. The Principal directs and is accountable for: academic planning, faculty supervision, evaluation, and professional development, student assessments, academic policy compliance and mandated reporting, school communications, parent relations, school safety, and school climate and culture. (MS)2 seeks a Principal who exemplifies a strong belief in and commitment to educational excellence for all students. More information about this position can be found here.

Justin Brecht is named Clark County’s January Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Justin Brecht, 5th grade teacher and founder of the B.R.I.C.K. Academy at John F. Mendoza Elementary School, for being named Clark County’s January Educator of the Month (sponsored by The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sierra Nevada College)! Further information about Justin Brecht’s admirable accomplishments can be found here.

Congratulations, Anne Eby!


Anne Marie Eby was the winner of the 2013 M.Ed. Academic Achievement Award for her action plan, Picture This! A Visual-Spatial Approach to Learning. She won $5,000 to implement her action plan at her school, Martha P. King Elementary School. Congratulations, Anne, for a job well done!

Lyon County School District is Hiring Kids-First Professionals

Current openings:
•    Special education – autism, visually impaired
•    Elementary – Sutro ES, Fernley Intermediate
•    Substitute teachers – all areas
Anticipated openings in near future:
•    Math
•    Special Education
•    Elementary
•    Coaches
For more information, please visit the LCSD website or call 775-463-6800 Amanda Ortiz ext. 154, Alan Reeder ext. 137