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

Upper School Physics Job Opening at Sage Ridge School, Reno, NV

Sage Ridge School, a small independent day school in Reno, NV is seeking an experienced Upper School Physics teacher to fill an immediate opening. Salary ranges from low 40K to mid 60K, depending on degree and number of years’ experience. Full benefits package. The position includes the following classes:

2 sections of 9th grade conceptual physics
1 section of AP Physics B
1 section of AP Physics C
1 section of Calculus

The Department of Teacher Education at Sierra Nevada College will Host Teacher Education Conference this Fall


The Department of Teacher Education of Sierra Nevada College will host the 2013 Fall Conference for the Nevada Chapter of the Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NVACTE). Beth Bouchard, Department Chair and 2014 President Elect of NVACTE, is pleased to announce this event, which will include experts in the field to present on current issues that affect teacher preparation programs both locally and nationally.

When: Friday, October 4, 2013
Where: TCES Building, Rooms 139-141, Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV

Tobias Wolff, Author of ‘Old School’, Discusses Influences and the Creative Process to SNC Community

2013-2014 Common Read Tobias Wolff Poster

Friday, Sept 6: Tobias Wolff, author of ‘This Boy’s Life’ (which was later adapted into a successful major motion picture) and ‘Old School’ (which was chosen as this year’s ‘common read’ at Sierra Nevada College), was featured speaker kicking of this year’s Writers in the Woods Speaker Series. He charmed those in attendance with stories of his influences as a writer, and well as the useful advice he offered to any future writers. Come and enjoy future presentations in the Writers in the Woods Speakers Series (this year’s lineup is below). They are sure to be of interest to students, educators, as well as the surrounding SNC community!


  • SPOKEN WORD and OPEN MIC with Pan Pantoja, Iain Watson & Tony Walker
    September 20
  • Al Maginnes & Peter Makuck
    October 4 & 5
  • Nahid Rachlin
    November 15 & 16


  • Chris Millis
    February 21 & 22
  • Gayle Brandeis
    March 7 & 8
  • Jared Stanley
    April 11 & 12
  • Annual Poetry Slam
    April 25
  • BFA Student Reading
    May 8

Sierra Nevada College Hosts Presentation on Recent Developments in Autism Research, August 22, 2013


On Thursday, Aug. 22, Sierra Nevada College, in conjunction with UC Davis, will host Dr. Sally Rogers, from UC Davis MIND Institute, as she presents the latest research on the effects of intervention on young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Educators, specialists, and anyone affected by the prevalence of ASD in young children are likely to find this presentation of interest. This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation.

Time:  August 22, 2013 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location:  Rm 139, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College
Cost:  $5 Suggested Donation

Looking for a Job? Lyon County School District is Hiring

Lyon County School District, located approximately an hour east of Reno, Carson & Lake Tahoe, is currently looking for quality candidates to fill any remaining job vacancies.  The district has approximately 8,200 students, offers competitive salaries, and has quality principals interested and willing to help our new teachers grow and develop their skills. You can apply here.

Teacher Education Award-Winners at Sierra Nevada College’s Awards Ceremony 2013

Teacher Education students receiving their awards at SNC's annual Awards Ceremony.

Teacher Education students receiving their awards at SNC’s annual Awards Ceremony.

Each of the following students in the Department of Teacher Education received an award in recognition of their outstanding work at Sierra Nevada College’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Incline campus last Friday. Congratulations to all of you for your excellent work! (For further pictures, take a look at SNC’s Flicker gallery of the event).

Outstanding Student Teachers:

  • Lisa Mezzetti (Incline/Reno): Elementary Education
  • Orlando Santos (Las Vegas): Elementary Education
  • Meghan Daseler (Incline/Reno): Secondary Education
  • Kaaveh Akbari (Las Vegas): Secondary Education

Outstanding Professional Project:

  • Brenda Gants (Incline/Reno): Curiosity Kits: Creating and Utilizing High-Interest Thematic Research Kits to inform Second Grade Expository Writing
  • Ivygail Abbella (Las Vegas): Teaching Place Value in the First Grade: A Resource Guide

Outstanding Thesis:

  • Michelle Lesseig (Incline/Reno): Digital Literacy Teaching Strategies
  • Jennifer Marchant (Las Vegas): Understanding Young Spanish Learners’ Affective and Academic Classroom Experience

Outstanding M.Ed. Action Plan

  • Janeen Kelly (Las Vegas): Author 2 Author