High-Five: Katherine Lopez

Katherine Lopez Palmer Elementary School Speech Pathologist She is always helpful and listens. She is willing to assist with and IEP and she is a great asset to our school. She is flexible and resilient. We love her!

High-Five: Darcy Clark

Darcy Clark Spanish Springs High School Strategies Teacher Darcy has worked super hard to start up the first Strategies program at her school. She has positive relationships with her students and their parents and tries hard to get her students the supplies they need. She is still in the ARL program and she will graduate […]

High-Five: Julianne Prettyman

Julianne Prettyman Lincoln Park Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Julianne is one of the new Early Leadership Institute facilitators. She is also the home visit coordinator at my school. SHe offers assistance to anyone that needs it. Thanks for all you do!

High-Five: Janelle Maddox

Janelle Maddox RISE Teacher Janelle is one of the  most patient and thoughtful teachers I’ve ever met. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels. Janelle treats every student with dignity, respect, and kindness. Students often remark on how comfortable they feel with Janelle. This is so important when working with adult […]

2020 WEA Award Nominations – due date extended to March 13th

Devoted Service Award To be a candidate for this award, an individual must have been serving as a devoted educator for 20 or more years. It is recommended that the nominee have five or more years of experience in Washoe County before their name is submitted for consideration. Licensed personnel working on the teachers’ salary […]

Member Spotlight: Jeff Kirst

Jeff Kirst Innovations High School Teacher Active with the WEA for over 7 years. Talent: Author In 2006, WEA member Jeff Kirst had his book “Screwballs, Curves and Knuckleheads”  published by Sierra Features, Inc.  The book not only celebrates those who decide to coach a youth sporting event, it also is a highlight of Jeff’s humor.

Fund For Teachers Grant. Deadline January 30, 2020 Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that […]

Grant Opportunity for WCSD Educators

Depoali Memorial Fund Grant Application – 2019 The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is pleased to announce a grant opportunity from the Kendyl Ruth Williams Depoali Memorial Fund. Principals, teachers, administrators, or student organizations with guidance and approval from faculty from Washoe County Elementary, Middle, or High Schools are eligible to apply for a grant from […]

Member Spotlight: Shelace Shoemaker

Shelace Shoemaker, a 6th grade Science/Math teacher from Depoali Middle School, not only excels in the classroom, but she is one of the top bodybuilders in the country. Shelace, who has always been athletic, has been involved int eh sport for the last 10 years, but has gotten serious with her training during the past […]

High-Five: Charles Targett

Charles Targett Sparks Middle School Math Teacher Charles is one of the most dedicated teachers on our staff. He strives to build relationships with all of his students as well as using innovative ideas to teach math. Charles is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone.

High-Five: Charlotte Scarborough

Charlotte Scarborough Whitehead Elementary School Resource Teacher Charlotte always goes out of her way to help others. She volunteers to cover duties and notices when someone is out and might need coverage. Thank you for all you do Charlotte!