Sierra Nevada College’s Poetry Center, located within Prim Library, is now open thanks to a grant awarded by the Nevada State Library and Archives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With the help of both the grant as well as two genereous donors, the Poetry Center contains over 4000 volumes of poetry, and is planning on hosting numerous events open to both students and the general public. According to Dr. Elizabeth Markle, Prim Library Director and founder of the Poetry Center, “We want to engage the community in poetry. We’d like to be able to do workshops in schools periodically, using students or poets who are brought in. We would like poetry writing workshops. We hope to bring in poets for readings.” Further information about the Poetry Center can be found here. For upcoming events, make sure to to look at the center’s Facebook page.
Ashley 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!
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.
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.
Contact: Ron Beck (principal): 283-1930
Start right after winter break – long term sub for the remainder of the school year, potential to be permanent next school year.