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WELCOME!

Hello! I am Irene Cepeda and I am running to represent District D on the Clark County School District Board of Trustees. I have spent my entire life in this district. I went to Fay Herron Elementary School, Von Tobel Middle School and Canyon Springs High School.

 

I understand some of the challenges that students, parents, teachers and school administrators face. I am also familiar with the resilient students, wonderful opportunities, caring teachers, loving mentors, and hardworking parents with high aspirations for their children who live and work in the district.

 

I have both the personal and professional experience to represent what is in the best interest of the students to help them succeed and support teachers and school administrators with the tools they need to do their job. 

 
 
Irene Cepeda

MY EDUCATION STORY

Growing up, my mother and father worked long hours, my dad as an exterminator and my mother in the kitchens at the Bellagio. They migrated to the United States from Nicaragua in the 1980s. Many would have said I was “at-risk” just because of my parent’s language, job, education and income level. But, I had teachers who believed in me, challenging curriculum, and parents who ensured that education and extracurricular activities were always a priority in our home.

My parents’ sacrifice paid off. 

 

I earned a Masters of Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from UNLV. My sister graduated with a criminal justice and environmental science degree from UNLV and she is currently teaching English on a Peace Corps mission in rural Mexico.

 

EXPERIENCE

I have over a decade of educational experience.

Present:

  • GEAR UP Ambassador | College Access Specialist, College of Southern Nevada.

  • Program Director, Latino Youth Leadership Conference

  • Chair, Latino Youth Leadership Foundation

  • Member, College Journey Initiatives Advisory Board

Past:

  • Teaching Assistant, UNLV College of Education

  • Graduate Assistant, Associate for the Study of Higher Education

  • Service-Learning Coordinator, College of Southern Nevada

  • Program Instructor, After-School All-Stars

  • Economic Development Assistant, City of North Las Vegas

  • Intern, CCSD Real Property Management

Professional Presentations:

​"Messaging Grit: Intent and Mindfulness for Practitioners." Presented to State ACT Conference, February 2016

"Grit and Belongingness, It is in the Details." Presented to GEAR UP West Conference, October 2014"

 

"Feedback, Conflict, and Communication." Presented to Sigma Omega Nu National Conference, August 2013

EXPERIENCE

I have over a decade of educational experience.

Present:

  • Title V Project Coordinator, NSC College of Education

  • Director, Latino Youth Leadership Conference

  • President, Latino Youth Leadership Foundation

  • Member, College Journey Initiatives Advisory Board

Past:

  • GEAR UP Ambassador | College Access Specialist, College of Southern Nevada.

  • Teaching Assistant, UNLV College of Education

  • Graduate Assistant, Associate for the Study of Higher Education

  • Service-Learning Coordinator, College of Southern Nevada

  • Program Instructor, After-School All-Stars

  • Economic Development Assistant, City of North Las Vegas

  • Intern, CCSD Real Property Management

Professional Presentations:

​"Messaging Grit: Intent and Mindfulness for Practitioners." Presented to State ACT Conference, February 2016

"Grit and Belongingness, It is in the Details." Presented to GEAR UP West Conference, October 2014"

 

"Feedback, Conflict, and Communication." Presented to Sigma Omega Nu National Conference, August 2013

 

CONTACT IRENE

 

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