The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently announced the approval of Clark County School District’s (CCSD) new superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara to its board of directors. Dr. Jara, appointed by the CCSD Board of School Trustees in June, will take over previous superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s seat on the LVGEA 50 board.
“I am honored to serve on LVGEA’s Board of Directors and ready to work with the business community to make CCSD #1 For Kids,” said Superintendent Jara. “There are so many wonderful things happening in the Clark County School District and with the help of community and business partners, along with CCSD’s talented and passionate educators, we will accelerate the opportunities to ensure every child has access to a rich and rigorous learning environment.”
Dr. Jara has been serving public school students for over 20 years. For the last six years, he served as deputy superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in Florida for six years, where he helped narrow Orlando’s achievement gap faster than 90 percent of major cities across the U.S. His career also includes a two-year tenure as the former superintendent and chief operations officer in Monroe County Public Schools. Furthermore, he served as the executive director of the College Board’s Florida Partnership. Read Superintendent Jara’s full bio here.
“Superintendent Jara is already bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Clark County School District, and we are proud to welcome him to our board of directors, said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “Education and economic development go hand-in-hand, and it is important that our strategies align with K-12 education so that we can build a stronger workforce in the region.”
The LVGEA 50 is the largest business board in Nevada, made up of a diverse group of public and private sector leaders dedicated to driving Southern Nevada’s community and economic development efforts, in order to strengthen the region, create new jobs and spur capital investments.
About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. As Southern Nevada’s regional development authority, the LVGEA’s vision is to help residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. To learn more, visit lvgea.org.