New Educators of the Year Honored as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week

The Clark County School District is honoring its more than 18,000 dedicated educators through a variety of activities during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Teachers change the lives of children on a daily basis, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor those who lend their skills and passion to educating the children of Southern Nevada.

On May 7, Hancock Elementary School teachers and educators from nine other CCSD schools were surprised with treats from Freed’s Bakery Las Vegas. Cast members from the hit TV show “Vegas Cakes” personally delivered the pastries to educators in their classrooms.

On May 8, members of the CCSD Board of School Trustees joined with Human Resources Department representatives to honor seven New Educators of the Year.

On May 9, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lyft and WGU Nevada gave away free donuts to CCSD teachers, and made a special delivery to Josh Stevens Elementary School. Additionally, players from the Raiders visited Gene Ward Elementary School to honor teachers, and provided them with lunch in recognition of their hard work and dedication to students. The players also interacted with third-grade students in the Kids Construction Zone shovel drawing contest to view their Raiders-themed artwork.

Cowabunga Bay owner Shane Huish partnered with the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program and visited six CCSD schools on May 10, presenting outstanding teachers with season passes for the selected educators and their families.

On the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, Wahoo’s Tacos and More delivered burritos and churro chips, as well as chips and salsa to teachers at three schools to show their appreciation for CCSD’s dedicated educators.

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