by Chancellor Dan Klaich
We have always aspired toward a seamless public education system in Nevada. One where our children can leave elementary school prepared for middle school; depart middle school ready for the challenges of high school; and graduate from high school as young men and women armed with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in higher education.
Creating this seamless system requires strong collaborative partnerships. While creative exchanges between our K-12 and higher education leaders are paramount, we must also work closely with the communities we serve. I'm excited to see an outstanding example of that collaborative process in the recently announced master's program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Starting in January 2015, UNLV will provide leadership training for the future principals of the Clark County School District. Teachers and current principals enrolled in the program will receive mentoring, field-based experiences, as well as learn what is necessary to develop a culture of learning in the 21st century.
Brent Husson, president of Nevada Succeeds, and Victor Wakefield, executive director of Teach For America in the Las Vegas Valley, have come out in strong support for this innovative leadership program. They believe, as I do, that strong partnerships make for strong communities.
Congratulations to UNLV and CCSD for their ongoing teamwork. I'm heartened to see leaders working without concern for who gets credit for the idea. Their primary concern, as it should be for all us, is doing what's right to improve the education and quality of life for our students. Together, they are working to meet the needs of the community as well as effect change to build a stronger Nevada.