Rep. Lee Hosts Telephone Town Hall on At-Home Teaching Strategies

August 1, 2020
Press Release


Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) hosted a telephone town hall with education experts to answer constituents’ questions about the best at-home teaching strategies as CCSD parents begin to prepare for the start of the academic year on Aug. 24. 

The following experts joined Rep. Lee during the telephone town hall: Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton, Interim State Director of Teach Plus Nevada; Dr. Katherine A. Dockweiler, Director of Government and Professional Relations of the Nevada Association of School Psychologists; Dr. Malcolm Gillard, 2019-2020 Teach Plus Nevada Policy Fellow and gifted and talented education teacher at Dean Allen Elementary in Las Vegas; and Daniel Liles, 2018-19 Teach Plus Nevada Teaching Policy Fellow and 6th-8th grade general education and special education math teacher at Dell H. Robison Middle School in Las Vegas. 

“A new school year always brings challenges for students and their families, but the start of the upcoming school year will be unlike anything we’ve experienced in the past,” said Rep. Lee. “This pandemic has presented its own unique set of challenges, leaving parents wondering what they need to do to ensure that their children have the resources and support they need to succeed in the virtual classroom. Above all else, parents want to ensure that their children are able to learn in an environment that won’t be detrimental to their health. I thank today’s panelists for providing some clarity in these uncertain times. The only way we’ll get through this is by working together as a community.”

BACKGROUND: During the telephone town hall, Rep. Lee highlighted her school reopening principles, a summary of which can be found in this factsheet.