In partnership with the Las Vegas Sands and alongside our community, the InspirED Global Fellowship is a platform to explore future-ready learning strategies and redesign systems of support for student success.

By cultivating an attitude of joyous creativity, widespread innovation, and a student-centric approach, Nevada Succeeds brings Nevada’s most passionate people together to prepare every student to define and pursue success.

Now accepting applications for Cohort 2 (2021-2022)

Bringing Nevada Voices Together for Deeper Learning & Impact.

We explore, research, brainstorm, and collaborate towards policy initiatives for an exceptional Nevada education system.

InspirED Global Fellows:

Study the most successful education systems and innovations around the world.

Use design thinking to test new ideas for breaking down Nevada’s most persistent barriers to quality and equity.

Shape proven education policy and practice that will work for Nevada.

Join forces with educators, legislators, district and state leaders, investors, and members of the business community for a transformational impact across all sectors.

Nevada Succeeds + Design Team 1 incubated the development of a Nevada Portrait of a Graduate.

Design Team 1 (2019-20)


Design Team 1 was passionate about empowering every Nevada high school graduate with the skillsets + mindsets for lifelong success.

The inaugural Design Team partnered with Tom Vander Ark and Getting Smart to deep dive into Singapore’s highly successful change leadership strategy. By studying one of the highest performing education systems in the world, Fellows discovered the significance of a Profile of a Globally Competent Learner (or a Portrait of a Graduate). 

Graduate Profiles are designed to rethink the ingredients of a future-ready high school credential.

Example: Churchill County's Learner Profile.

Portrait of a Graduate

defines a set of characteristics that students statewide must possess for optimal preparedness after high school.

Individual Learner Profiles

are developed for each student, aligned to the Portrait and the student's unique talents and learning needs.

Learner Portfolios

track a student's work, results, and demonstrate their learning as they progress towards the goals outlined in their Learner Profiles, aligned to the Portrait.

Developing Nevada's

 Portrait of a Graduate

In collaboration with Nevada Succeeds, Design Team 1 Fellows, and community partners– a community-driven and research-informed process to develop a statewide Portrait of a Nevada Graduate is underway.

Share your ideas, challenges,

and success stories.

We always want to hear from research-minded, collaborative education professionals and community members who value reflection, inquiry, and iteration.

Meet Design Team 1

Nicole Delgado

Assistant Principal,

Coronado High School

Cheryl Heldt

Elementary School Teacher, 

Futuro Academy

Roxanne James

Dallas Johnston

High School Teacher,

Mission High School

Michael Lang


Jaynie Malorni

Programs Professional,

Nevada Department of Education

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Project Facilitator,

CCSD ELL Division

Elementary Technology Specialist,

Laura Dearing Elementary School

Elementary School Teacher,

Sunrise Acres Elementary School


High School Teacher,

Green Valley High School

Dr. Felicia


Project Facilitator, CCSD

Curriculum & Instruction Division 

Laura Jeanne


High School Teacher,

Southwest CTA

Jessica Sneek

High School Teacher,

Clark High School

Jeanna Sulse

Elementary School Teacher,

Elaine Wynn Elementary School

Camille Wesson