About us

We strive to improve teacher retention and student outcomes in Nevada through access to community resources, timely professional learning opportunities, and spaces to further your development as a high-quality educator.

From Us to You

Post-program support (PPS) is about aiding your comprehensive induction into the school system and navigating your new educator role. We know that beginning teachers are under a tremendous amount of stress and that teacher burnout in the first five years is all too common (Gallup Poll, 2022). Induction programs, such as the PPS initiative, have been found to decrease burnout and stress (Kransnoff, 2014). The goal of the PPS program is to assist with your orientation to the K-12 school system and the community. Our goal is to link you to varied resources and systems of support designed 

to aid you, the beginning educator, in mastering the many aspects related to teaching and learning, as well as building a strong sense of your own self-efficacy. The ultimate goal is increasing retention and fostering a high-quality educator; ensuring that you feel prepared as an educator and meeting your personal and professional needs and essentially, your students’ needs throughout the process. We want you to thrive as an educator in the classroom. You can pick and choose from the many pathways offered on the site, without feeling boxed into a single approach. Think of this website as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” that is based on your individualized needs. 

How does it Work?

When you enter the site, you will see several tabs at the top of the page: Guides on Demand, Virtual Office Hours, Teacher Spotlight, Teacher Toolkit, and Resources. Read more to find out how can you benefit from each and every section to help you and support you on your journey!

Offers one-on-one guidance sessions, during which an exemplary teacher assists an early educator to analyze their practice, offer constructive suggestions for improvement, and share teaching strategies that are designed to encourage and support teachers in enriching their own practice.

Are an appropriate setting to share what went wrong, what went well, and what strategies may be useful to ensure success.  Master practitioners, who serve as “guides” in our program, will be available to answer questions and provide mini-lessons on proven teacher best practices.

Is a bi-annual recognition meant to showcase exemplary teachers across the state who demonstrate teaching and learning knowledge. Will highlight best practices of educators who are making a difference in the classroom. 

Is a space where you can find relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, webinars, and articles to build or fill your toolbox. Specifically, the space will provide a variety of teaching tips and resources.

Resources

Allow you to learn more about local, state, and national resources that support your teaching and your students’ needs. We have compiled resources for you as an educator and for your students, such as special education supports, community academic supports, student and family basic needs, and many more.

Educators’ Mental Health and Wellness Corner

Offers resources on self-care and maintaining your well-being, where you will find timely resources on managing stress, burnout, and of course, maintaining your wellness as a new educator.

Vision:

Support long-term retention of Nevada educators who are community-focused, research-informed, culturally sensitive, and instructionally, physically, and emotionally prepared to work with Nevada students. 

PPS Mission and Vision Statements:
Mission Statement

Committed to supporting and retaining Nevada educators with meaningful, timely and relevant wraparound post-program support services.

Visson Statement

Support long-term retention of Nevada educators who are community-focused, research-informed, culturally sensitive, and instructionally, physically, and emotionally prepared to work with Nevada students. 

NV-EPIC Mission and Vision Statements:
Mission Statement

Supporting existing accelerated pathways to licensure offered by UNLV through fellowship funding and wraparound approaches.

Project Value:

Developed in partnership between the Clark County Education Association (CCEA), the Public Education Foundation (PEF), Clark County School District (CCSD), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and other partners, Nevada Educator Preparation Institute & Collaborative (NV-EPIC) supports Paraprofessional Pathways Project (PPP) and accelerated alternative route to licensure (A-ARL) students with induction support as a classroom teacher after the formal education ends. Why? Because your success as a teacher moves all Nevadans forward. 

A comprehensive induction program, such as post-program support, is designed and delivered in response to your emerging pedagogical needs. Research has established that induction programs lead to higher teacher retention and other positive student and teacher outcomes (National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009).

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PEF

Public Education Foundation

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) unites the community to inspire support for our public schools. In partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD), PEF helps guide effective investments in education to meet the immediate, critical needs of our students, families, and educators.
Together, we are working to ensure that every student has an equitable opportunity to succeed in school and life through the following programs: Scholarships Plus provides $5 million in college scholarships each year to help students pursue their dreams of attending college or vocational school.
PEF Teacher Superstore provides school supplies to teachers to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. These supplies are then shared with students who often can’t afford them.
Teacher Pathway recruits, supports, and retains diverse, qualified individuals committed to a teaching career in CCSD. This “grow your own” teacher training program helps current paraprofessionals become licensed teachers to address Clark County’s chronic teacher shortage.
Artists with Kids inspires CCSD students to express their creativity and foster a lifelong engagement in the arts by creating experiences that connect them with community artists.

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CCEA

Clark County Education Association

The Clark County Education Association is a union of educators committed to elevating the education profession ensuring safe and just working conditions, and economic security for educators, through collective advocacy for the advancement of free, universal, quality public education. We are a driving force in building community partnerships, and members take a stand on social justice issues that impact our students, members, and community.

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UNLV COE

UNLV College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to achieve prominence locally, nationally, and internationally as a leading source of significant knowledge and innovative models to inform and affect policy, practice, and research. As part of culturally diverse community and within one of the largest school districts in the United States, the College of Education at UNLV offers its students a unique learning environment with direct preparation in PK-16 and other community settings. The college is composed of four academic departments that offer undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs:

  • Counselor Education, Human Services and School Psychology
  • Early Childhood, Multilingual and Special Education
  • Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • Teaching and Learning

The college is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that values and promotes diversity. Integral to this vision is a dedication to being a premier college of education that serves our dynamic and expanding community, the state, the region, and the nation.