CCSD celebrates Black History Month

CCSD celebrates Black History Month

The Clark County School District (CCSD) is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the inspiring stories of CCSD’s African-American namesakes who were pioneers in their profession and some of the District’s firsts in education. 

From the very first licensed educator to the District’s first African-American superintendent, these namesakes were leaders in the community and made impactful contributions to CCSD. 

Follow along as we highlight their stories:

  • Mabel Hoggard – The first licensed African-American educator in CCSD and Nevada.
  • Kermit Booker, Sr. – One of the District’s first African-American teachers.
  • Helen Anderson Toland – The first African-American female principal in CCSD.
  • H.P. Fitzgerald – The first African-American principal in CCSD and Nevada.
  • John C. Bass – Developed the first after-school program for students who lived in West Las Vegas.
  • Dr. Claude G. Perkins – The first African-American to serve as Superintendent for CCSD.
  • Dr. Carolyn S. Reedom – The first female and African-American president of the Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA).

Learn more about our African-American school namesakes here