Office of Educator Development & Support

Teacher-Leader In Residence

The Teacher Leader in Residence is an opportunity offered to the Nevada State Teacher of the Year to serve as a liaison between the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) and teachers statewide. From facilitating a team of teachers who provide advice and feedback to NDE, creating resources in support of NDE initiatives, and sharing information with other teachers, the Teacher Leader in Residence makes two-way communication a reality, and gives teachers across the State a voice in the Department.

The position of Teacher-Leader In Residence is dependent upon Legislative funding.

    Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF)

    The NEPF is the statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and building level administrators. The NEPF webpage contains a brief history and a large selection of resources, including the rubrics, tools, protocols, research literature review, newsletters, along with training videos and materials.

    National Board Certification

    National Board Certification allows educators to improve their practice, demonstrate their expertise, and improve student outcomes.

    The Nevada Legislature provides funding to support reimbursement of expenses incurred by teachers and nurses who successfully complete initial certification for National Board.

    The Department will contact those eligible for reimbursement directly. Please ensure contact information in OPAL is current.

    Contact KellyLynn Charles at if you have additional questions regarding reimbursement.
    Pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, a person may renew their NV Educator license by submitting a copy of their NBCT certificate which evidences the completion of the requirements for certification. The license renewal would be valid for the life of the certificate or the normal term of license renewal; whichever is longer.

    Please contact the Licensure Office at with questions regarding license renewal.

      Nevada Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators

      Section 1111(b)(8)(C) requires that each state's Title I, Part A plan include information on the specific steps that the SEA will take to ensure that students from low-income families and students of color are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers, and the measures that the agency will use to evaluate and publicly report the progress of the agency with respect to such steps. The Nevada Department of Education submitted Nevada's updated Equity Plan to USED June 1, 2015, and included students with disabilities and English learners in looking at equity gaps. Nevada's Equity Plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Education on September 10, 2015.

      Title II-A

      ESSA SEC. 2001 [20 U.S.C. 6601] PURPOSE
      The purpose of this title is to provide grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to—
      (1) increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
      (2) improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
      (3) increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving
      student academic achievement in schools; and
      (4) provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other
      school leaders.