Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD announced that veteran educator Tracy Viscosi has joined the staff as the school’s assistant principal.
Formerly assistant principal at Rancho High School, Viscosi helped see the school through the federal school improvement grant. She supervised the English, Career and Technical Education, Medical, and Aviation departments, instituting programs and systems of support to ensure a consistency of high expectations and academic rigor for all students. As a certified trainer on the use of Decision Making for Results, she trained the Rancho High School English department to analyze and interpret school data to meet student, classroom, department, and school goals. Over the last four years, this training has led the Rancho High School English department toward a steady 9-10% increase each year on the High School proficiency exam in Reading. Viscosi has also worked as a science teacher and dean at Hyde Park Middle School.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University of New York. Viscosi went on to earn a teaching certificate in Secondary Science Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she also earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. In 2004, Viscosi was presented the Walmart Teacher of the Year award for Excellence in Teaching and selected as a Sarah D. Barder Fellow by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in 2009.
In her new position, Viscosi is responsible for the planning, organizing and utilizing of resources for the development and implementation of the school curriculum; integrating instructional technology, blending learning models and online learning; establishing procedures for utilizing the school’s budget with appropriate staff involvement and in a manner consistent with the district’s budgeting procedures and regulations; implementing procedures to foster and maintain community confidence in the school; acting as instructional leader to teachers, observing classrooms procedures and giving feedback and overseeing curriculum content and best practices in social studies and science departments.
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The Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD is Nevada’s premiere online academy, serving students in grades 6 through 12. Courses are offered on a full- and part-time basis and are designed to meet the needs of students seeking opportunities for honors and advanced placement courses, those seeking the flexibility of schedule offered by online classes, better one-on-one student-teacher feedback, or those facing challenges that make attending a traditional brick-and-mortar school difficult. Students can participate in multiple course pathways including teacher led, independent study, and credit by exam courses. For courses with open enrollment, students can begin coursework any time in the school year.
Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and the Academy for Individualized Study High School are now part of NVLA@CCSD. More information on the programs can be accessed at nvlearningacademy.net or by calling (702) 855-8435.