15 Sep Newly-appointed trustee ready to serve her community
On Aug. 17, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees voted to appoint Linda P. Cavazos as the new Trustee of District G to serve the remainder of former Trustee Erin Cranor’s unexpired term, which ends December 2018.
The Board of Trustees publicly interviewed all candidates during the open meeting in which Cavazos explained that her top issues to work on were increasing parent and student engagement, and equalizing representation of all school communities.
Hailing from Arizona, Cavazos comes from a family of educators. She has spent more than 40 years in Southern Nevada working to help the community, with 15 years being a teacher in CCSD, starting at Basic High School. Her children graduated from CCSD schools, and her daughter now teaches at an online charter school.
Cavazos works as a family therapist, citing her professional life as part of her motivation to apply for the vacant seat. As a self-proclaimed activist in the political realm, the non-partisan feel of the trustee seat attracted her even more.
“I want to do more work in the community,” said Cavazos. “I have clients who are young children and adolescents, and I think the trustee position is a great way to combine my counseling and teaching experience into doing more for my community.”
Cavazos stated that she now sees the challenges the district faces as a community member.
On top of the initial two issues she mentioned in her interview, she also wants to familiarize herself with and understand the various needs of schools in District G and to reduce the dropout rate.
“I want to make sure that every student has the best opportunity and access to resources to be the best,” she said. “So, when they move on from our system, they have the tools to go after and achieve their dreams.”
For more information on Trustee Cavazos and District G, visit ccsd.net/trustees.