Celebrating CCSD leaders: Dr. Carolyn S. Reedom

Celebrating CCSD leaders: Dr. Carolyn S. Reedom

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. 

Dr. Carolyn S. Reedom began her tenure in the Clark County School District (CCSD) in 1970, serving students and families as a teacher, dean of students, high school assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. She was the first female and African-American president of the Nevada Association of School Administrators.

She led several initiatives to help secure school funding, receive national recognition and successfully implement school policies. A few of these initiatives include the Rain Forest Biosphere at Vanderburg ES, recognition as the first High Achieving School by the state at Vanderburg ES, introducing the first inclusion program in the district, securing funding for the first international school at CCSD, and helping to create the current Standard Student Attire policy in the District. 

In addition to Dr. Reedom’s many accomplishments, awards, and honors; she is a National Distinguished Principal selected by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award presented by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and recipient of the Outstanding School Administrator Award presented by the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators.

Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School opened in 2008.