Director of Site Administration, Nevada State High School
What does your company do?
Nevada State High School is a dual-credit public charter school for students in 11th and 12th grade.
What is your role?
Everything! Administrator (Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean), Teacher, Office Manager, Tutor, Counselor, Registrar, Recruiter. I also create and implement marketing and advertising.
Where did you grow up and attend school?
I was born in Oradell, NJ and moved to Las Vegas in 1989. I graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1995. I double majored in Legal Studies and Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz. After a circuitous route, ended up in education, teaching elementary school ad middle school. While teaching I earned Master’s Degrees in elementary education and educational leadership. Currently, I am pursuing my doctorate at UNLV.
What brought you to The Innevation Center?
Part of what enticed me to leave CCSD was the opportunity to open my own campus in the Southwest area of Las Vegas. It seemed fitting to incorporate the Innevation Center into my overall plan when thinking of providing the best possible opportunities and experiences for Nevada State High School students.
How has technology changed your business?
All of our content is accessible online. In addition, social media is a powerful tool for communication and connecting with our students/communities.
What is your favorite local spot?
That’s a tough one. Favorite restaurant is Kitchen Table. Favorite movie theater is Downtown Summerlin. Favorite place to hang out is anywhere my wife and son are.
Phone call or text message?
That depends on who I am communicating with!
Twitter or Facebook?
Neither, but I do use Facebook periodically.
Who would you most like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
Frank Gehry or Bruce Willis
If you could time travel, would you go forward or backward?
Backward for sure!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Oh boy. I have quite a few doozies: “Success is the best revenge.” “The graveyard is full of indispensable people.” “Life begins outside of your comfort zone.” “If the right thing was easy everyone would do it.” I could go on and on. Being a teacher and a parent; advice is what we do!