I’m hired, now what?

Congratulations! You have your own classroom.
You are now a CCSD teacher.

Once ALTA candidates are hired as teachers, they must fulfill additional requirements to keep their conditional teaching licenses.

CCSD Professional Development and School-Site Mentoring

Support during the first year of teaching is crucial for success. ALTA supports its new teachers during their first year with CCSD in many different ways.

  • Each new ALTA teacher is paired with a mentor once they start teaching. ALTA teachers meet weekly with their mentors for support and guidance.
  • ALTA teachers are part of an online community where they can connect with other ALTA teachers, ask questions, and stay updated on important information.
  • New ALTA teachers complete additional CCSD professional development hours. A teacher’s assigned professional development is shared via email after hiring.

Nevada Department of Education (NDE) Coursework Requirements and Provision Removal

The NDE issues each conditional license with specific provisions, which teachers must remove by the date indicated. Additionally, new ALTA teachers must complete required coursework for each area of licensure at an accredited institute of higher education. ALTA teachers have three years from the date of conditional licensure to complete all coursework and remove all provisions.

Successful Evaluations

ALTA teachers must teach in their area of licensure in a CCSD public school—charter schools do not qualify. There are over 360 schools in Clark County School District, and teachers don’t have to teach at the same school for all three years. ALTA teachers need to receive successful evaluations for their first three years and can convert their conditional license in as few as two years.

Meet a Few of Our ALTA Superstars!

2015-16 Recipients of the CCSD New Educator of the Year Award

Mysti Haynes

Lincoln Elementary School
New Educator of the Year, 2015-16
CCSD ARL – Special Education

“The ARL Program is a great introduction to the multitudes of responsibilities special education teachers have outside of actual teaching. The presenters were always friendly, knowledgeable, and always made themselves available for answering questions. Toward the end of the program, they were incredibly helpful in informing us of available jobs and what needed to be done next in order to fulfill the state requirements to get our license.”

Kelly Konops

Harney Middle School
New Educator of the Year, 2015-16
CCSD ARL – Secondary Math

“I am proud to come from the CCSD ARL Program and am thankful for everything Employee Onboarding and Development has done for me!”

Click here for a wonderful video of Ms. Konops’ students celebrating her award.

Meet Some of Our Career Changers Who Found the Classroom to be Their Calling!

Roxana Perez

Roxana Perez

Elementary Teacher

Former Career:
Human Services

Michael Doerfler

Michael Doerfler

Elementary Teacher

Former Career:
Professional Entertainer/
Las Vegas Headliner

Tammy Shapiro

Tammy Shapiro

Elementary Teacher

Former Career:
New York Attorney