Are you aware that every Nevada licensed educator hired since 2015 is required to take a three-credit Family and Community Engagement Course and remove this provision from their license? Even if this requirement is not a provision on your license, are you aware that this course is an inexpensive way for you to renew your license if you don’t need to remove this provision?
The Public Education Foundation (PEF) has great news for you!
In partnership with Southern Utah University (SUU), PEF is offering a more affordable virtual Family and Community Engagement Course for Nevada Endorsement for the required three (3) credits (that’s 45 recertification hours AND 15 CUs in CCSD)! Not only is this course fully approved by SUU, but also the Nevada Department of Education.
You can remove this provision on your license and take the online course to learn from two outstanding educators – Dr. Beverly Mathis, and Dr. Vincent L. Richardson, both of whom have served in multiple positions in their service to children and have years of experience in regard to this most critical topic.
Dr. Beverly S. Mathis, who is Vice President of Early Learning, Literacy and Family Engagement, joined The Public Education Foundation in 2011.
In 1976, Dr. Mathis relocated to Las Vegas from Tennessee, where she was an elementary school teacher for two years. Upon her arrival to Nevada, she taught 17 years in the classroom, three years as assistant principal and, from 1995 to 2011, served as the principal at Kermit Roosevelt Booker Sr. Elementary School, a post she held for 16 years until her retirement.
Among many recognitions of her commitment to excellence, Dr. Mathis received The Public Education Foundation’s Lifetime Education Achievement Award in 2015, was selected in 2010 as School Administrator of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards, was a recipient of the 2000 Milken Family Foundation Education Award, and has been inducted into CCSD’s Excellence in Education Hall of Fame.
In 2015, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Dr. Mathis to Nevada’s Spending and Government Efficiency Commission for K-12 public education.
In 2017, Dr. Mathis was honored as a school namesake of the Dr. Beverly Sue Mathis Elementary School.
Dr. Mathis obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee, Martin, and she obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Vincent L. Richardson, a native of North Las Vegas, Nevada and proud graduate of Cheyenne High School, is currently an elementary Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) teacher, and he is an Education Psychology Instructor at the College of Southern Nevada. Prior to being a STEM teacher, Dr. Richardson was the former Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at the College of Southern Nevada. While working at the College of Southern Nevada, Dr. Richardson co-created the Nevada Promise Scholarship and a successful minority male mentoring program called BUMP UP, in which several male students of color completed college with a degree. Since 2004, he has been a highly qualified elementary and middle school teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Richardson has spent much of his career teaching in the at-risk schools teaching and serving the underprivileged community. Also, he is a former a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher. Preceding to teaching 6th grade, Dr. Richardson has always been the lead teacher at the schools in which he taught. He has sat on various school committees, such as grade level chair, school lead team member, School Organization Team chair and Student Intervention Team member. Currently, Dr. Vincent Richardson sits on several community boards that influence students’ welfare and impact community engagement.
Dr. Vincent Richardson cherishes every opportunity to learn new innovating ways to teach and he also cherishes previous ways too. He is always looking for a new ideas or opportunities to enhance students’ lives. For the 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 school years, Dr. Richardson received the Teacher of the Year award at his school. Dr. Richardson has also received many RAVE reviews certificates from various colleagues. During his tenure, he assisted his school to receive the 2012 Title I Distinguished School of the Year award for promoting student achievement.
Today, Dr. Vincent L. Richardson holds a Doctorate degree in Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration. Dr. Richardson also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in teaching. He is also endorsed as a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) by Sierra Nevada College. In his free time, Dr. Richardson enjoys traveling throughout the United States and other countries, road and mountain bike cycling, and gardening in his backyard.
PEF is bringing this to you at a highly discounted package price including many other classroom provisions – a price lower than that of even our Nevada universities, not to mention private universities offering this course. Upon registration, order Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engage Families for Student Success.
PLEASE NOTE: There are two steps to complete registration.
Step 1. Click the “REGISTER HERE” button below and register through PEF to pay for your class and book your “seat.” Step 2. Click here to apply at SUU. Please note, when registering with SUU you DO NOT pay a registration fee. This SUU registration fee is paid by the tuition you pay for this course to The Public Education Foundation. Should you have any issues registering, please email Dr. Jeffrey Geihs at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please DO NOT worry if you experience SUU registration issues. You are registered for the course, you can begin participation, and all will be rectified. Please download these important course documents. Policy Reminders
The $255 registration fee includes:
Three (3) SUU Credits upon completion, which removes this provision from your license OR provides you with three (3) credits for state recertification!
15 CUs for CCSD licensed professionals
A free “Goodie Bag” of classroom supplies upon Teacher Superstore opening or by curbside pickup
Double shopping points if you elect to make a $26 donation to the Teacher Superstore
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PEF’s Family and Community Engagement course will currently be held virtually via the Zoom platform. A Zoom link will be sent to you after you register. The virtual class will include four (4) workshops that cover the following content (cohort schedule below):
Workshop 1 – Setting the Stage for Engagement Workshop 2 – Establishing Communication for Engagement Workshop 3 – Developing Advocacy and Decision-Making for Authentic Engagement Workshop 4 – Working with the Greater Support Network