CCSD Superintendent receives eSchool News K-12 Hero Award

Superintendent Jara is one of three recipients nationwide

LAS VEGAS – Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara was honored with the K-12 Hero Award by eSchool News for his dedication to using educational technology to support student learning.

Dr. Jara was selected for the award based on the academic improvement CCSD students demonstrated in math using the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP scale.

K – 2nd grade improved by three points

3rd – 5th grade improved by nearly nine points

9th – 10th grade improved by more than five points on average

“Over the last three years, the District has prioritized efforts in finding ways to effectively help students rebound following the pandemic,” Dr. Jara said. “By incorporating digital learning tools, we’ve had the opportunity to address students’ individual needs to help them create their own unique path to success.”

Winners are selected for their commitment to education despite obstacles and their creative approach to keeping students educated while fostering a safe, empowered, and engaging learning environment. eSchool News provides educators with news and resources to help integrate technology into the classrooms.

Dr. Jara was nominated by Edmentum, an online learning platform provider. Through Edmentum Exact Path, CCSD used adaptive diagnostic assessments to provide students with individualized learning paths to promote academic growth.