CCSD welcomes new District leaders

Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara has selected new leaders in several units and divisions as the District prepares for the 2022-23 school year.

“I look forward to seeing the new ideas these individuals bring to the District as we continue to improve academic outcomes for our students and working conditions for employees,” Superintendent Jara said. “I wish our outgoing leadership continued success as other district’s across the country look to build on the successful programs and models CCSD has established throughout the years.”

Dr. Shana Rafalski – Chief of Staff

Shana Rafalski has been chosen as Chief of Staff. Rafalski has worked in education for 20 years and recently served as the Executive Director, Educational Choices and Innovation School District of Osceola County, Florida.

Rafalski’s contract will be presented to the CCSD Board of School Trustees on June 9, 2022, for approval. She is tentatively scheduled to begin work on June 16, 2022.

Carol Tolx – Chief Human Resources Officer

Carol Tolx began her role as the new Chief Human Resources Officer on June 1, 2022. Tolx will be tasked with helping ensure every student has a qualified teacher in their classroom and filling other essential support professional positions throughout the District.

Tolx has worked in education for more than two decades and recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania.

Nathan Miller – Chief of Facilities

Nathan Miller has been selected as the new Chief of Facilities to oversee the maintenance and construction of CCSD schools. Miller has worked for CCSD since 2001 and most recently served as the principal at Durango High School.

Miller’s first day as Chief of Facilities is June 10, 2022.

Alaina Criner-Wilson – Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction Division

Alaina Criner-Wilson will transfer to become Assistant Superintendent in the Curriculum and Instruction Division. Most recently, Criner-Wilson served as a School Associate Superintendent in Region 1. She has worked in various capacities for CCSD over the past 14 years.

Criner-Wilson begins her new role on July 1, 2022.

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