the panel to discuss the implementation of the Nevada Academic Core Standards
will be Nevada
Department of Education Public Information Officer, Judy Osgood, WCSD Chief
Academic Officer Scott Bailey and WCSD Curriculum & Instruction Core Task
Developer Aaron Grossman.
Grossman is a University of Montana graduate working in the Washoe County
School District. Aaron has spent his career working with Title I sites, first
with the Montana Reads program and later as an elementary teacher working in
grades 4th through 6th. Aaron moved from the classroom to literacy coach to a
school improvement coordinator, to his most current position at Curriculum
& Instruction developing the Core Task Project.
Bailey’s leadership experience in the WCSD also includes service as a school
principal and a district performance director. In these roles, Mr. Bailey was
involved in the development and deployment of the District’s
nationally-recognized strategic plan, which included collaborative efforts with
local college and university faculty in lowering remediation rates. Under the strategic
plan, the WCSD has made tremendous progress in student achievement. In just
three years, the District moved the graduation mark from 56 to 72 percent.
Osgood came to the Nevada Department of Education in August of 2013 to work as
the Department’s first Public Information Officer. Judy previously served as a
Senior Policy Analyst for Governor Brian Sandoval, providing policy support
primarily in the areas of education and workforce development. Judy brings a
unique perspective to her PIO position from prior work as an attorney and human
resources professional. A mother of two boys, Judy has served on the boards of
parent associations at her sons’ schools in Reno and advisory councils of
Washoe County School District.
move to new standards is critical to Nevada's progress. In Nevada, almost
one-third of our high school graduates must take remedial classes to prepare
for college-level coursework. Nevada's new standards, which promote critical
thinking, reasoning and application of knowledge are expected to drastically
reduce the need for remedial classes. The standards will also strengthen the
state's workforce and economy as more students graduate from high school with
the knowledge, skill and ability needed to succeed in a new economy and more
students are able to finish higher education with certificates or degrees." -
Dale A.R. Erquiaga, State Superintendent.
Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife,
Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health
worldwide. A nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve
life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing
democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases;
improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.
Chief Development Officer, Major Gifts, has been with The Carter Center for almost 15 years. Seema has
a diverse international background and has been part of development at
universities in Boston, New York and New Jersey since 1989. Based in San
Francisco, she currently leads a team of 10, focusing on raising operating
funds in support of the Center’s programs from individual donors across the
Associate Director, Ambassadors Circle
A native of
Atlanta, Georgia, Claire joined The Carter Center's fundraising team in May
2008, where she helps to manage the Ambassadors Circle program as Associate
Director for the Annual Fund.
They will be
talking about the Carter Center’s peace and health programs around the world,
including election monitoring, their work to eradicate Guinea worm disease, and
Mrs. Carter’s Mental Health program.
"The Business of Running a Healthcare Organization"
He has been a hospital or health system CEO for nineteen
years and prior to that a COO for ten years at Munson Medical Center in
Traverse City, Michigan. He has overseen significant accomplishments in all
dimensions of the hospitals and health systems where he has served.
"Water: A Topic of Concern to Everyone"
Mark Foree, a professional Civil
Engineer registered in Nevada and California, has more than 30 years of
experience in the local water industry, including planning, design, operation
and maintenance of complex water treatment and distribution systems. Since
2008, he has served as General Manager of Truckee Meadows Water Authority
TMWA is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility overseen
by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe
County. TMWA serves more
than 330,000 residents throughout the Reno and Sparks area.
Mark is responsible for overseeing all operations at TMWA,
including engineering and planning for new facilities; renewal and
rehabilitation of existing facilities; water treatment; water quality; customer
service; Truckee River operations; and hydroelectric operations.
At his presentation to the Reno Rotary
Club, Mark will give an overview of our water system and talk about our area’s
water supply, a topic of interest to all residents given our dry winter and the
third consecutive dry year our region has experienced.
"Military and Veterans Policy For State of Nevada"
Caleb Cage is the Director
of Military and Veterans Policy for the state of Nevada. Prior to joining the Governor's Office, Cage
was the Executive Director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services. There, in
addition to leading the state's veteran home, veteran cemetery, and veteran
service officer program, he established the state's veteran outreach and
collaboration effort, known as the Green Zone Initiative. Before being
appointed to this position, Cage served as a policy adviser in the Office of
the Lieutenant Governor, with a focus on veteran and rural issues. A Reno
native, Cage spent five years in the United States Army, with two tours in