06 Jun Superintendent Jara announces hiring of new Chief Human Resources Officer
Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara has announced the hiring of Nadine Jones as the CCSD’s new Chief Human Resources Officer.
Similar to many districts around the nation, CCSD is working to fill teacher vacancies amid a national teacher shortage.
“Our teachers and those who influence the lives of our students each day are our biggest asset,” said Jara. “We must hire only the best and work to retain them here in Clark County.”
Jones currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Grand Las Vegas. She previously worked as a Human Resources Director. Jones also held the position of Human Resources Director for The Signature at MGM Grand and Marriott International.
“We know that student outcomes are directly related to having a high-quality teacher in the classroom,” Jara noted. “It is important that we also ensure that those supporting our teachers meet the same standard.”
The district’s five-year strategic plan, Focus: 2024, sets the goal of having 100 percent of classrooms served by a licensed teacher by 2024. It also calls for implementing a targeted recruitment plan focused on licensed employees who would benefit from the district compensation package and cost of living. Finally, it outlines a plan to recruit more teachers through Spanish, Latino, and African American student associations, as well as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
“Education is a people business, and Focus: 2024 places a strong emphasis on ensuring we build relationships with student teachers and the higher educational institutions they come from in our state,” said Jara. “I look forward to working with Ms. Jones as we improve our recruitment and retention rates.”
Jones will start the new position July 1, 2019. This is a replacement position and will have no impact on the budget. The district is continuing to search for a new Chief Operating Officer.