Superintendent of the Year
NASS presents the Superintendent of the Year Award each year to a superintendent who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole.
The Nevada Superintendent of the Year is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement and the success of students that has taken place during their tenure.
NASS Names Clark County School District Leader 2024 Nevada Superintendent of the Year
Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara was selected as the 2024 Superintendent of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents (NASS). He was presented the award in June by last year’s honoree, Dr. Summer Stephens, former superintendent of Churchill County School District.
“As the Nevada Association of School Superintendents' president and leader of one of the largest school systems in the country, Dr. Jara maintains a focus on ensuring that children are at the center of every decision. He has worked to ensure that the vision and mission of schools is at the forefront of decisions made by our state leadership. We are excited that Dr. Jara will be representing our state among other outstanding leaders across the country. We are grateful for work for kids and staff across Nevada.”
NASS presents the award annually to a superintendent who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. Each year, the Superintendent of the Year is recognized for their strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement and the success of students that has taken place during their tenure.
Dr. Jesus Jara will have the opportunity to participate in The AASA National Superintendent of the Year® program, which is open to all U.S. superintendents who plan to continue in the profession. The program also honors Canadian and other international school superintendents. The applicants will be measured against the following criteria:
Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in the school system;
Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication;
Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team; and
Community involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national, and international issues.
A $10,000 college scholarship will be presented in the name of the 2024 AASA National Superintendent of the Year® to a student in the high school from which the superintendent graduated or the school now serving the same area.
The AASA National 2023 Superintendent of the Year will be named during their February 15-17, 2024, National Conference on Education.