Vice President-Hannah Harris
Hannah is a Learning Strategist at Sandy Searles Miller Academy for International Studies. This is her 7th year teaching and her 6th year at Sandy Miller. She is originally from Ohio and went to Kent State University. (Go Flashes and Go Ohio State!!!!) She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and also holds an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning. She loves mentoring other teachers and sharing her passion of IB teaching. Hannah will serve as our Vice President, and hopes to increase the awareness of IB in the state, support teachers in becoming knowledgeable about IB, and continue on with the great work that NAIBWS has done. She was previously our PYP liaison for 2 years.
Amy Reed is currently the DP Coordinator and IB Literature instructor at Palo Verde High School. She has been teaching in the district for 22 years, and previously taught in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Whitman College and her masters in English education from the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching and learning, Amy enjoys outdoor activities, music, and of course, reading
Cassidy is currently the NAIBWS secretary. Cassidy began her IB journey as a student at Roy Martin Middle School and continued with the program at Valley High School. Cassidy attended the University of Redlands where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She attained a Master's degree in School Counseling from UNLV. She is presently a film student at Full Sail University. She is currently a school counselor and basketball coach at Clark High School.
Board Member-Anne Graham
Anne is the former principal of Sandy Searles Miller Academy for International Studies, the first school in Nevada to be authorized as a Primary Years Programme School in the state of Nevada. She now works for CCSD as an administrator on Special Assignment serving all of the CCSD IB Programmes. Anne also works with IB providing global services in curriculum connections, is a lead trainer for the IB Academy and works as a workshop leader, and site leader for evaluation and authorization.
Alumni Representative-Hannah Ariesen
Hannah is currently a third year undergraduate studying English with a minor in secondary education at UNLV. She is proud to say that she is an IB graduate of Sandy Miller Academy for International Studies, Roy Martin Middle School, and Valley High School Class of 2017. Having been in the program for so long, she hopes one day to enter the classroom again, but as a high school teacher. Hannah is deeply invested in all things literature, writing, music, and nature, and looks forward to tying those elements together in her future classroom.
Northern Nevada Representative=Jennifer Leinau
Jennifer is the IB program Coordinator at East Wooster High School in Reno, Nevada. Wooster High School is one of our IB schools that specializes in the Diploma Programme and is one of our few high schools in the state of Nevada to offer the rigorous program. Jennifer is currently serving as our Northern Nevada Representative.
PYP Representative-Lynn Tyrell
MYP Representative-Kristine Konruff
Kristine Konruff has been an IB MYP Language and Literature teacher at Roy Martin Middle School since 2005 and has seen the IB program grow in both her school and in Clark County. In trying to apply the IB philosophy to her craft of teaching, she has taken advantages of multiple trainings over the years. In addition to being an enthusiast IB educator, Kristine has been a yearbook advisor since she started teaching in 1997, so it is not unusual to see her walking around taking pictures. Having always lived in the West, Kristine earned her BS in Secondary English Education from Utah State University and her MA in Reading from Grand Canyon University. Kristine taught high school English in rural Nevada for seven years before moving to Las Vegas, and she still has an undying affinity for endless desert views and small-town living.
DP Representative-Nicolas Sevano
Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Nick Sevano has been a language arts educator in the Clark County School District since 1995. He is a graduate of UNLV's College of Education (BA, 1995) and College of Liberal Arts (MA, 2002) and has been a member of the National Speech and Debate Association for 14 years. He taught MYP from 2017-2018 and has been at the high school level since. In his spare time, when not grading or reading, he looks back fondly on the days when he could play Van Halen's "Eruption" on guitar with his eyes closed.
Student Leadership Coordinator
The student leadership coordinator position is currently vacant. Please contact Dr. Feinstein for more information.
The CP Representative position is currently vacant. Please contact Dr. Feinstein for more information.