Meet the Team

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Sara Cunningham

Director

Sara is a strong advocate for students, families, and teachers, as evidenced in her roles as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. She is an avid runner and enjoys time with her family and outdoor adventures.

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Kristin Campbell

K-12 Professional Learning Facilitator

Kristin shares her passion for teaching and learning with educators through dynamic learning opportunities. She enjoys all things teacher leadership, her family, and book clubs.

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Kylie Maddy

7-12 Disciplinary Literacy Facilitator

Kylie's enthusiasm for disciplinary literacy in Social Studies is a strength shared with educators in all of her trainings. Kylie is a true nerd for her subject and when she's not reading the newest works in history, she is spending time with her husband and chasing a toddler.

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Robert Maw

K-12 Computer Science Facilitator

Robert shares his computer science and technology integration skills with educators in Nevada. He enjoys the outdoors, working on diesel engines, and fishing in Alaska.

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Jaci McCune

K-12 Computer Science Facilitator

Jaci joined NWRPDP with the vision and drive to help educators increase content capacity in math, computer science, and technology integration. Jaci likes to spend her free time flying hot air balloons and small aircraft.

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Catherine Pozarski-Connolly

Pre-K-12 Science Facilitator

Catherine has extensive science knowledge that is shared through fun hands-on learning opportunities. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys time with her husband and son.

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Carly Strauss

K-6 Math Facilitator, Douglas County

Carly has a deep passion for learning and mathematics, which is often displayed in her support of teachers and through professional learning. She is a skilled silversmith, avid rock hounder, and creates beautiful silver jewelry.

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Nate Waite

K-12 Facilitator, Churchill County

Nate's enthusiasm for learner-focused education and progressive learning models is evidenced in his support of teachers. He is a diehard Boise State fan and loves soccer.

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K-6 Literacy Facilitator

Diana has extensive knowledge of English Language Development and effective literacy instructional models that have been implemented successfully throughout northern Nevada. Diana enjoys spending her time supporting and cheering on her kids in their sporting activities.

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Jaime Whisler

K-6 Disciplinary Literacy Facilitator

Jaime is dedicated educator who shares her love of education with teachers through many different projects. She enjoys family time and outdoor adventures.

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Amy Prosser

Early Literacy Professional Learning Facilitator

Amy loves all things literacy and happily shares her passion with educators. She cherishes family time and enjoys a good joke.

Christin O'Keefe

K-8 Math Facilitator

Christin enjoys sharing her love of mathematics and innovative teaching strategies with educators. 

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Danielle Garrett

K-12 Facilitator - Storey County

Danielle supports Storey County teachers in multiple content areas. 

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Desiree Gray

K-12 Literacy Facilitator

Desiree's love of learning is deeply rooted in language arts, which is transmitted to educators in her engaging and enlightening courses. Supporting her son's heavy metal band is one of her favorite activities.

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Jama Sutfin

Administrative Assistant
and Bookkeeper

Jama is one of our veteran team members. She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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Samuel Schuler

Administrative Secretary

Sam has a variety of skills to share with the department. He grew up in Douglas, lives in Carson, works in Washoe, and his wife works in Lyon County.