2016 Summit on Nevada Education

The UNLV College of Education is proud to work to expand existing best practice into “next generation practices” that address and overcome the challenges we face in education here in our state. The Second Annual Summit on Nevada Education welcomed educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Nevada to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate Nevada education. View highlights from the Summit here.

For those who attended, please give us your feedback by taking a brief survey regarding the event and your thoughts on how we can improve the Summit in the future.

UNLV Press Conference on Teacher Shortage

UNLV joined AACTE to host a conversation on how educator programs are addressing Nevada teacher shortages.


The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) invites you to join the conversation on how educator preparation programs are addressing the persistent teacher shortages in Nevada at a press conference, Monday, February 22, at 2:00 p.m. PST on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Stan Fulton Building).

Presented by AACTE in partnership with member institutions in the state, the event will highlight an interactive panel discussion moderated by Mark LaCelle-Peterson, AACTE Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs, and will feature the following panelists:

  • 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

The panelists will discuss factors contributing to the local shortage as well as efforts to alleviate it. They will describe their work to develop a more robust teacher pipeline that addresses the needs of schools across Clark County and the state. Attendees will gain an inside look into the collaborative work under way to strengthen the educator workforce in Nevada and how it fits within the national context of addressing teacher shortages.

AACTE is excited to present 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 Requested: http://aacte.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=27

Questions on this event can be directed to Sheila Bray at sheila.bray@unlv.edu