Sat, Jan 29|
"HIRING PRACTICES: Building a Team for Student Success"
The participants will learn how to use data to hire the best team to lead Pre-K – 12 large, small and rural schools as well as divisions and complex organizations.
Time & Location
Jan 29, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
About the Event
ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!
NASA IS NOT A UNION. NASA is Nevada's PreK-12 Professional Development Organization for ALL Nevada Educators!
- EARN .5 CREDIT (THAT'S 7.5 HOURS TOWARD LICENSE RENEWAL
- In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH (unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)!
- In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators (maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!
- Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.
The participants will learn how to use data to hire the best team to lead Pre-K – 12 large, small and rural schools as well as divisions and complex organizations. This workshop will teach the participants to use data to make the best hiring decisions for their organization as well as providing ongoing coaching to drive student achievement, close gaps and ensure positive outcomes. Because the successful hiring practices are collaborative, this workshop would be of great benefit to school and central office administrators, teachers, counselors, strategists, those in licensed and non-licensed support positions, wrap-around support personnel, and School Organizational Team Members – including parents, licensed personnel, support professionals, and community members! Anyone wishing to learn is welcome!
Dr. Jesus F. Jara knows our kids only have one shot at school. That is what drives him to help make the Clark County School District (CCSD) the number one choice for students and their families.
Dr. Jara has a unique perspective after moving to Miami from Venezuela as an English- Language Learner. Teachers invested in him as a child, and Dr. Jara has set a priority of ensuring equity and access for our historically underserved and under-resourced students.
In his first 90 days on the job, Dr. Jara completed a listening tour including thousands of parents, employees, students and community members. The result is Focus: 2024, CCSD’s ambitious five-year strategic plan approved by the Board of School Trustees.
In his first year on the job, Dr. Jara also lead an effort to resolve employee contracts with all five of the district’s employee bargaining groups - a historic first for CCSD.
During the 2019 legislative session, Dr. Jara and his team successfully helped advocate for the first modernization of the education funding formula since 1967, changing the education landscape for a generation of Nevada students. They also secured more funding than had been allocated for schools in years, including an average 5 percent raise for all CCSD employees in the 2019-20 school year.
Jara’s first year on the job focused heavily on equity and access, initiating plans to expand access to Advanced Placement classes at all schools. CCSD has one of the highest transiency rates in the nation, and Dr. Jara’s team chose a standard K-9 assessment plan to ensure the district is consistently tracking student success, including for students who move frequently.
Dr. Jara also advocated for various school safety improvements, including putting more officers on campuses and developing one of the nation’s largest K-9 officer teams dedicated to sniffing out firearms.
Dr. Jara brings with him more than 20 years of experience serving public school students, including serving as the deputy superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in Florida, the superintendent and chief operations officer in Monroe County Public Schools (Florida), as executive director of the College Board’s Florida Partnership, and as an assistant principal and principal in Springfield, Mass, He began his career in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where he was a bilingual biology teacher and coach.
He received his Doctorate in Education, Educational Policy, Leadership, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Jara is married and has three children who thrived in public schools.
Support Staff Professionals
+$0.50 Service fee
This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.
+$0.50 Service fee0
+$1 Service fee
This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.
+$1 Service fee0
+$1.50 Service fee
This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!
+$1.50 Service fee0