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To turn caring into action, we need to see a problem, see a solution and see the impact.

- Bill Gates

Our Purpose

 

Mission

To help elect and support Clark County School Board Trustees who are professional,

principled and student-focused. 

Goals

  • Identify and inspire diverse, qualified leaders to seek the role of School Board Trustee. 

  • Help promising Trustee candidates win their elections through campaign support, voter activation, and network building. 

  • Engage and educate the community about the impact the School Board has on children's education, and increase the Community's active participation in electing, supporting and holding accountable their Trustees. 

  • Serve as an independent, trusted, experienced voice and advocate for effective school board governance and leadership.

Accomplishments and Ongoing Efforts

  1. Vetted all 22 candidates in the 2022 Primary Election and interviewed (via Zoom) 12 of the candidates.  All of our endorsed candidates moved on to the General Election and our supported candidate was successfully elected in District F.  ABC PAC aggressively raised almost $50,000 which was used on digital marketing to support our three endorsed candidates. 
     

  2. Interviewed and vetted over 25 candidates in the 2020 primary election.  Ultimately, four candidates were recommended.   The outcome of the November 2020 election resulted in two of our recommended candidates being elected.
     

  3. Developed mentoring relationships with individual Board Members.
     

  4. Engaged with Community Leaders, Chambers of Commerce, and Education Support Groups to identify opportunities for a common goal, legislatively or otherwise for future educational enhancements in Southern Nevada.
     

  5. Observed and critiqued Board Meetings conducted by Trustees to provide constructive feedback.
     

  6. Actively soliciting qualified, professional candidates for the 2022 election cycle.
     

  7. Providing stakeholder outreach to educate the Community about the importance of School Board elections.

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Our Board
(Current Members)

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Sheila Moulton - Chairwoman
Sheila served as a CCSD Trustee for 12 years and is committed to strengthening our educational system. She is a proud grandparent of 6 CCSD grandchildren, and a parent of 6 children all who are graduates of CCSD.

Carolyn Edwards - First Vice Chair

Carolyn was a member of the CCSD Board of Trustees for twelve years.  Both her children graduated from the district. She also served on the Executive Board of the Nevada Association of School Boards and on the Board of Control for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.  Carolyn currently serves as the lay representative for Vegas PBS on the America's Public Television Stations board.

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Larry Mason - Second Vice Chair
Larry made history as the first elected Hispanic CCSD Trustee. He was twice elected board president and served as the Chief Diversity Officer at College of Southern Nevada where he oversees programs for minority students.

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Mary Beth Scow - Development Chair

Mary Beth served on the CCSD Board of Trustees for 12 years and was elected to two terms on the Clark County Commission. She has achieved the greatest happiness in her roles as wife & mother to nine children, and grandmother to 38.

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Susan Brager - Operations Chair
Susan served as a CCSD Trustee as well as a Clark County Commissioner.  Prior to elected office, she was an engaged parent who initiated academic reforms through engagement. She is a realtor in S. NV and remains on several community and education boards.

Moises "Mo" Denis

Mo has served as a Nevada State Senator for 11 years where he chairs the education committee and is the Senate President Pro Tempore. Previously he served 6 years in the Nevada State Assembly. Mo is a past president of the Nevada Parent Teacher Association and past Chair of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. He is proud to be a husband and a father of 5 children and grandfather to 7 grandchildren.

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Dr. Patrice Johnson
“Patsi” Johnson previously served as the Superintendent for the Utah Jordan School District for eight years with over 60 schools and 58,000 students.  Before that she served as an Associate Superintendent for CCSD as well as a middle and high school principal.

Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson served on the CCSD Board of Trustees for 12 years, as an officer with the state Nevada Association of School Boards, at the regional level for the mountain west and as a representative at the national level. She has spent her entire adult life working and advocating for children and families. She and her husband raised four children (K-12) in CCSD schools.

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Terri Janison
Terri currently serves as the Executive Director, Friends of Red Rock Canyon. She previously served in several leadership roles at the United Way of S. NV, as the Director of community relations for Gov. Brian Sandoval, and served as Trustee President.

Becky Harris

Becky Harris, an internationally recognized expert on gambling policy, regulation, and legislative affairs, works with regulators, operators, academics, and other stakeholders on a host of gambling, and leadership challenges and projects.

Harris served as the Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 2018-2019 and was the first woman to hold the position.

Harris represented Nevada’s 9th Senate District (Clark County) for two regular sessions and two special sessions. She served as Chair of the Education Committee, where she oversaw the passage of a series of some of the most significant reforms to the education system in the state, Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and a member of the Finance, Education, and Commerce, Labor & Energy Committees. Harris was selected to chair the Responsible Gambling Committee for the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States and served as its Treasurer. Harris also served as Nevada’s State Director for Women in Government and is a Henry Toll Fellow.

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Emeritus

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Hannah Brown 
Hannah is a past president of the Urban Chamber and long-time community activist.  She grew up in the segregated west side and has been the foundation of change in Las Vegas.  She serves in many leadership roles with community organizations and on education boards.

George Ann Rice

Dr. George Ann Rice served as the CCSD Associate Superintendent of the Human Resources Division for 16 years, and served as a teacher and high school administrator before her appointment. For three years she was the Chief Negotiator for the District and she chaired the Nevada Governor’s Commission on Educational Excellence and served as a member of the Nevada Teacher Quality Task Force.

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Advisory Board
(Current Members)

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Miles Dickson

Miles is a 3rd generation Las Vegan and is a leader with several local causes. He is the Chief of Staff to the NV State Treasurer and previously served in consulting roles using providing expertise in public affairs, organizational management, & social responsibility.

Warren B Hardy II

Warren B Hardy II is president of his own consulting firm.  He is a long-time resident of S. NV and a graduate of Rancho high school.  He was elected to the Nevada Senate in 2002 and served two terms.   While in office, he worked as President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Las Vegas (ABC). Prior to that he has held various positions with consulting firms and started his career working in the family business.

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Sandy Miller 

As First Lady of Nevada, Sandy Miller, supported and developed numerous programs that improved health and education programs of children and families in our state. She is served on many local and national boards and commissions. She was also a speech therapist for CCSD.

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