A persistent challenge for the state of Nevada is the shortage of highly qualified K-12 teachers. Nevada State College is committed to increasing its contributions to boost the teacher pipeline. One way to do that is to promote the profession to get more students interested in becoming teachers. The college is partnering with KVVU Fox5 for the “Power of Teaching,” a program to highlight how teachers are difference makers in people’s lives.
Fox5 is airing a series of eight monthly segments featuring a prominent community member who will speak of the impact a teacher had on their life. The segment will air on the MORE show (9-10am). Nevada State College will also be included in four segments.
“With support from the Rogers Foundation, we have been able to work with the Clark County School District to create a Teacher Academy at a few area high schools,” said Patterson. “This helps high school students who want to become teachers get a head start on earning college credits toward a career in teaching. We are also partnering with community colleges in northern Nevada so that students can earn a four-year education degree without leaving northern Nevada.”
The initiative aligns Fox5 with Nevada State College and builds on its established connections to the community. “KVVU FOX5 is committed to informing and serving the Las Vegas community. As a news station, we have continued to report the critical need for teachers in Clark County but now with Nevada State College and the Power of Teaching, we can work together to be part of the solution,” said Yvette M. Belisle-Rodriguez, FOX5 Marketing Manager.
The “Power of Teaching” will air on the MORE show throughout the year. It is also available on Fox5Vegas.com.