Newsletter Greeting

Felicia Gonzales

Dear Esteemed Leadership Institute of Nevada Alumni,

I trust this letter finds you well, thriving in your respective roles and making a positive impact in the lives of those you serve. As we reflect on the journey we’ve shared through the Executive and Teacher Leader Academies, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment, faced with the unknowns such as the leadership changes in the Clark County School District and the Washoe County School District.

Change, though uncertain, should not serve as a distraction from our collective mission – the unwavering commitment to our students and their success. In times of transition, it becomes paramount for us, as alumni, to rise above the uncertainties and channel our focus towards the betterment of education.

Regardless of whether you find yourself within the walls of a school district, a school, or beyond the realms of education, your voice is a powerful instrument for positive change. The skills you acquired during your time at the Leadership Institute of Nevada are not just tools for personal advancement but catalysts for transformation in the broader landscape of education.

Now more than ever, we need your voices to resonate, echoing the principles and values instilled in you during your training. Your experiences, insights, and innovative thinking are indispensable in shaping the narrative of education in Nevada and beyond. Use your leadership acumen to advocate for policies that promote student welfare and create an environment conducive to academic excellence.

Perceived challenges, just like real ones, should be viewed as opportunities for growth. As alumni, we bear a duty to seek answers and engage in collaborative problem-solving on behalf of our students. The Leadership Institute of Nevada has imparted upon us the vision, knowledge, and courage needed to develop innovative solutions that produce tangible results.

Real and lasting change springs from leaders who possess the foresight to envision a better future, the knowledge to navigate complexities, and the courage to take bold steps. You, as alumni, embody these qualities, and I implore you to embrace your role as change agents in the educational landscape.

Let us unite in our commitment to fostering positive change, ensuring that every decision we make, every initiative we undertake, is centered around enhancing student achievement. Our collective efforts can create a ripple effect, leaving an indelible mark on the educational legacy of Nevada or the state where you now reside.

In closing, remember that you are not alone on this journey. Lean on the connections forged during your time at the Leadership Institute of Nevada, drawing strength from the shared commitment to excellence. Together, we can overcome challenges, inspire change, and pave the way for a brighter future for our students.

With unwavering optimism and gratitude for your continued dedication,

Felicia Gonzales
Vice President of Community and Government Relations
Leadership Institute of Nevada Alumna, Executive Leadership Cohort 1