Jennifer Braster, co-managing attorney of Naylor & Braster Attorneys at Law, has joined the board of directors for the recently approved Sage Collegiate Public Charter School in Las Vegas. Braster is a founding board member and vice chair of the board.
“I appreciate the opportunity to help form and guide an organization that is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for our kids here in Las Vegas,” Braster said. “It is no secret that Clark County School District has struggled to provide an acceptable public education to all children in our community. All children should have access to such an education, without needing to send them to private school.”
Sage Collegiate is currently seeking a location in central Las Vegas where there is a greater need for charter schools. “If you look on a map, there is a ‘donut effect’ with charter schools located around the perimeter of Las Vegas and a lack of charter schools in central Las Vegas,” Braster said. “We are looking to serve the community in zip codes 89107, 89108 and 89146.”
For 20 of the 28 public schools in zip codes 89107, 89108 and 89146, Braster said nearly all of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches. At least half of the students at the remaining eight schools qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Sage Collegiate will begin as a K-2 school with a capacity for 168 students. According to the school’s educational plan, Sage Collegiate will extend to K-8 over the course of six years with a capacity of 520 students. Among several perks of enrolling, the school will offer an extended school day and high-quality technology for each child.
Braster’s work with Sage Collegiate is among a long list of outreach and recognition in the community throughout her career. Braster serves on the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine, previously served on the board of a local animal rescue, and has been repeatedly recognized as a top attorney in the state, having been named to the Super Lawyers’ list of exceptional Nevada attorneys every year since she was first recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010. Recently, Braster was named to Nevada Business Magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite, an honor she has received for the past 14 consecutive years. She has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Commercial Law by Desert Companion and as a Woman 2 Watch by Vegas Inc.
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Las Vegas-based law firm Naylor & Braster was founded in 2014 by John Naylor and Jennifer Braster. The firm focuses on commercial litigation, appellate law, consumer finance law and construction law. For more information, visit www.nblawnv.com or call 702-420-7000.