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MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Conference on Educator Preparation Programs Addressing Teacher Shortage in Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerrica Thurman
(202) 478-4502 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHAT: Press Conference on Educator Preparation Programs Addressing Teacher Shortage in Nevada

WHO: Officials from the Clark County School District and four Nevada colleges of education will share their work to develop a more robust teacher pipeline that addresses the needs of schools across Clark County and Nevada. Gain an inside look into the collaborative work under way to strengthen the educator workforce in the state and how it fits within the national context of addressing teacher shortages. This dynamic panel will be moderated by a senior official of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Primary Spokespersons

  • Mark LaCelle-Peterson, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs, AACTE (Moderator)
  • Kenneth Coll, Dean, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Kim Metcalf, Dean, College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Dennis Potthoff, Dean, School of Education, Nevada State College
  • Thomas Reagan, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Great Basin College
  • Staci Vesneske, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Clark County School District, on special assignment to the superintendent’s office

WHERE: Stan Fulton Building Ballroom, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
801 E. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV 89119

WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2016
2:00-3:00 p.m.

SPONSOR: AACTE presents this event hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and in partnership with Great Basin College, Nevada State College, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

RSVP: Reply to Aaron Goldstein, AACTE Manager of State Policy and Relations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited.

The press conference will be offered in advance of the AACTE 68th Annual Meeting, February 23-25, at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about the 2016 Annual Meeting at aacte.org.

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AACTE: The Leading Voice on Educator Preparation
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are profession-ready as they enter the classroom. Its over 800 member institutions represent public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Through advocacy and capacity building, AACTE promotes innovation and effective practices that strengthen educator preparation. Learn more at www.aacte.org.



Innovation Exchange

Innovation Exchange logo The Innovation Exchange is a AACTE initiative that supports university-based educator preparation programs in responding to the changing demands of the workforce and in preparing educators to meet the needs of PK-12 learners. The activity and programming of the Innovation Exchange are guided by the following four interdependent components: Pedagogy, Workforce Development, Capacity Building, and Documentation and Synthesizing Research.

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