Alumni Spotlight

Craig Statucki

Craig Statucki is a graduate of the first cohort of the Teacher Leadership Academy in 2016.

Craig currently serves as the Director of the Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning, and Education Options at the Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) and oversees the state’s career and technical education (CTE) programs and adult education programs. He started at the Department on March 16, 2020, which is the date school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During Craig’s time at the Department, he has also served as the Interim Deputy Superintendent for the Division of Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement leading up to and during the 2023 Legislative Session.

Prior to his arrival at the Department, Craig was an educator in Clark County School District since 2001. He was most recently an Assistant Principal at East Career and Technical Academy. Craig served as the Community Partnership Coordinator at Southwest Career and Technical Academy after opening the school’s digital game development program. His teaching career also included working at Palo Verde High School and Durango high school and he taught a variety of subject areas including algebra, 3D animation and graphic design, financial literacy, and business law.

Craig has been very active in career and technical education and has served in several leadership roles at the state, region, and national levels. Craig served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education (Nevada ACTE) as president before becoming their executive director for five years. Craig currently serves on the national ACTE Awards committee and is the ACTE Region V Awards Chair. He has also served on the ACTE Region V Policy Committee, was president of the ACTE’s National Executive Director Association, and was inducted in the ACTE Region V Hall of Fame in April 2020.

Craig earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also earned his teaching endorsement in secondary education from the University of Phoenix and administrative leadership from Sierra Nevada College.