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The 2023 Aspiring Administrator's Workshop: Facilitated by the CCSD Director of Leadership Development, Lisa Martin

Designed for those that aspire to Administrative Positions! HELD LIVE! Breakfast and Lunch included!

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The 2023 Aspiring Administrator's Workshop: Facilitated by the CCSD Director of Leadership Development, Lisa Martin
The 2023 Aspiring Administrator's Workshop: Facilitated by the CCSD Director of Leadership Development, Lisa Martin

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

North Las Vegas, 2880 N Van Der Meer St, North Las Vegas, NV 89030, USA


About the Event

NASA Presents: The 2023-2024 Aspiring Administrator's Workshop:

Facilitated by the CCSD Director of Leadership Development, Lisa Martin for those that aspire to Administrative Positions

Saturday, September 23, 2023

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School

2880 N. Van Der Meer St.

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Breakfast and Lunch Included

$125 for NASA Members

$150 for Non-NASA Members



  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Ice Breaker
  • Reviewing the Job Description for Assistant Principal
  • Resume Writing and Cover Letters
  • Profile of a School- Write a Cover Letter!
  • Professional Dress and First Impressions
  • Leadership Stories
  • Instructional Leadership versus Managerial Tasks
  • Review and Practice the STAR Method


  • Personality Insights
  • Creating a plan for your leadership development
  • Testimonials of Newly Appointed Administrators
  • Christopher Brody
  • Jennifer Garcia
  • Thomas Holmes
  • Marlena Sarver
  • Panel Members Q & A
  • Preparing for Your Interview
  • Do Your Research
  • Visit the School
  • Questions to ask and questions not to ask at an interview
  • Sample interview questions from leadership teams
  • Reflection- Key Takeaways- Self-Assessment
  • Closing
  • Survey


Lisa Martin

Ms. Martin is the Director of Leadership Development in the Clark County School District. She has worked as a K-12 educator for more than 30 years, serving students and families in Queens, New York; London, England and Las Vegas. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, staff developer, reading specialist, mentor, coach, assistant principal and principal. Highlights of her work in London, England include: travelling to Adelaide, Australia as part of an administrator team to study and evaluate gifted and talented education in twelve schools and partnering with local businesses to provide job skill training at school for families.

Ms. Martin is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of equity-centered school leaders. She is a founding member of the Nevada African-American Administrators and Superintendents Association (NVAAASA), and a NSRF-certified Critical Friends coach. Her work with aspiring leaders is motivated by the research which affirms the impact of the school leader on academic achievement. Ms Martin is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Executive Educational Leadership at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Jeffrey Geihs , NASA Executive Director & CEO of The Silver State Education Foundation

Dr. Geihs began his career in 1995 within the Clark County School District (CCSD). During his tenure he served as an English teacher, department coordinator, dean of students, assistant principal, Administrative Assistant (tantamount to a Chief of Staff) to a Region Superintendent, Chief Operations Officer at The Public Education Foundation, a principal at two different comprehensive high school campuses, and as an Associate Superintendent over the Turnaround Zone and turnaround process. In each position, Jeff led efforts that increased achievement gains, closed achievement gaps, increased attendance and graduation rates, decreased disciplinary infractions, and increased enrollment in honors and Advanced Placement coursework.

During Jeff’s service as an Associate Superintendent, he supported 25 schools, oversaw a $130,000,000.00 budget, and approximately 30,000 at-risk students - 92% of who were eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. The process identified the lowest ranking schools with three (3) or more years of systemic low and/or decreasing performance. Jeff facilitated the process for both an Internal and External audit of identified schools to determine which would most benefit from entering turnaround. The Zone placed 41 schools on Continuous Improvement Plans. Of these 41 schools, 36 improved significantly and never entered turnaround. In all, 29 PreK-12 schools entered the Zone for treatment, while 16 schools exited Turnaround Status because they improved significantly. Jeff was charged with instituting District Performance Agreements with the 12 CCSD schools on the 2018 Nevada State Underperforming List. By 2019, all improved significantly and were removed from the list.

Throughout his tenure, Jeff was elected by his peers to serve in various capacities and within numerous organizations. He represented the interests of educators in his advocacy efforts legislatively on the state and national stage.

In 2019 Jeff was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA). Under his leadership membership has increased by over 1000 new members, an ongoing and eclectic blend of credit bearing workshops, conferences and high-level institutes are offered, relationships for NASA with elected officials, community activists and educational providers have been formed, and, in turn, partnerships increased exponentially. You can visit the NASA Website at Additionally, Dr. Geihs has formed, and serves as the CEO of, The Silver State Education Foundation to “grow our own teachers.” The Foundation supports high school students to become teachers in Nevada.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Mindy, his children, Madison and David, and hosting gatherings for friends and family at his home. As Jeff says, “There is always something, or someone, to celebrate!”

Dr. Greta Peay, NASA Deputy Executive Director and CEO of Infinity Diversity Matters

Greta Peay joined the Clark County School District (CCSD) in 1987, following eight impressive years of service within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Charlotte, North Carolina. She has dedicated thirty-nine years of service to the education profession. During her career, she served in several roles- elementary school level teacher and principal, middle school language arts teacher, Literacy and English Language Learner Specialist, Regional Professional Development Trainer of Southern Nevada, Director of Human Resources Support Staff Recruitment, and Equity and Diversity Education Director. She retired from the Clark County School District as the Chief Instructional Services Officer where she was responsible for:

  • Assessment, Accountability, Research and School Improvement
  • Adult Education and Alternative Education
  • Athletics and Fine Arts
  • CCSD Charter Schools
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Curriculum and Professional Development
  • English Language Learner Programs
  • Equity and Diversity Education
  • Grants Department, Inclusive of Title I and Title II Federal Grants
  • Indian Education Opportunities Program
  • Magnet Schools
  • Student Services Division, Special Education

Greta is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Infinity: Diversity Matters, LLC. She is also the Deputy Director- Nevada Association of School Administrators. In addition to advocating for equity and social justice, she spends her time being a great wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, and a loyal friend to many.

Greta is well known for mentoring and coaching others to reach their leadership potential with a focus on assisting women of color, and individuals of diverse backgrounds. She has mentored approximately 200 individuals over a 15-year period! She is well known for her energy, radiant smile, and being a TRAILBLAZER!


  • The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board, 2020-2021
  • The Public Education Foundation Educator Hero Award, 2020-2021 The Champion of Educational Equity- City of Las Vegas, 2022
  • Excellence in Education: Dr. Stella Parson, 2018
  • Parent Citywide Impactful Women Trailblazer in Education, 2018
  • District Level Administrator of the Year- National Association of School Boards, 2016 Public Education Executive Leadership Academy, 2015
  • Educator of the Year - Black Caucus, 2013
  • Clark County School District Chief of Police Outstanding Leader Award, 2011
  • Clark County School District Hall of Fame, 2000
  • Minority Affairs Excellence in Education Award, 1989
  • Who’s Who Among Educators, 1980
  • Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. A Public Service Sorority, 1975

Christopher Brody

My name is Christopher Brody. I am a product of the Clark County School District, a veteran, a teacher, a coach, and now an assistant principal at William E. Orr Middle School. I am currently in charge of:Athletics, Attendance, and Facilities. This is my 25th year in the Clark County School District. I really enjoy my job as an administrator and I have ambitions to become a principal.

Jennifer Garcia

My name is Jennifer Garcia. This is my 12th year in CCSD. I spent the first ten years of my career in elementary school. I taught kindergarten and 1st grade and then became an instructional coach focusing on data. Last year, I decided to take the leap to middle school and became an assistant principal. I have been head of 6th grade discipline, curriculum, testing, and technology. On the personal side, I have three wonderful children. I have two daughters, one in high school and one in middle school, and a son in elementary school. My family is from Argentina. Spanish is my first language and I began to learn English when I was in middle school. This is why English Language Education is my passion. I can understand the struggles and needs of English language learners. I am so excited to be part of the leadership at Johnston Middle School under the guidance of Melonie Poster. I cannot wait to continue growing and learning as a leader. I hope to eventually move to the ELL department towards the end of my career.

Thomas B. Holmes

Mr. Holmes is married with two sons. He is originally from San Diego, California. He is also the author of the Chasing Butterflies series. Thomas B Holmes III has worked with children in various settings, peer education, Corrections, Neighborhood centers, foster care, shelters, and schools. He has been teaching in the Clark County School District for 9 years. He is currently working as an Assistant Principal at Vail Pittman Elementary School.

Ms. Marlena Sarver

Ms. Sarver is a product of CCSD, graduating from Clark High School in 2005. After graduating from UNLV, she joined the staff at Clark High School where she taught English for 11 years. As a teacher leader, she held the roles of grade-level team lead and ELL Strategist. She transitioned into administration in 2022, becoming a member of the instructional team at Palo Verde High School. Ms. Sarver currently supervises the English and Social Studies departments and is responsible for teacher mentoring, coaching, and the implementation of MTSS.

Participants will earn .5 credit (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.

(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 hour accrual toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

(maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!


  • NASA Members

    +$3.13 service fee
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  • Non-NASA Members

    +$3.75 service fee
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