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Joanne Ho

Joanne Ho (NV '03)


At the time of the Award, Joanne Ho was:

Teacher/Department Chair
Edward W. Clark High School
Las Vegas, NV

Biographical Information

Joanne E. Ho is currently the lead instructor of the Teacher Education Academy at Clark High (TEACH)at Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been teaching at Clark HS for 21 years and is currently the senior instructor at the TEACH Academy. Her teacher preparation curriculum includes: service learning projects, building community and business partnerships, promoting student advocacy and team teaching. She coordinates the TEACH Academy Pre-Kamp, a Pre-Kinder half-day program held within Clark HS in the Elementary Classroom Lab run by junior TEACH students; the MENTORS Program, which engages students in tutoring ELL, SPED, and Non-proficient students in preparation for the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations. She publishes four TEACH Academy newsletters annually. Joanne supports the Phi Delta Kappa International, Las Vegas Chapter #1113 in raising funds for their education scholarship, and serves as the club advisor of the Future Educators Association. She serves on the Clark County School District's Equity and Diversity Education Advisory Board. She is a member of the EDE Liaison Training Cadre and presents PDE courses on "Resources to Jumpstart a Multicultural Dialogue in the Secondary Classroom."

Personal Message

My message to other Milken Educators is genuine. After the wonderful celebration with other Milken Educator winners, I left feeling empowered! I soon pursued my masters degree in Education Administration . I found a renewed purpose in guiding our future educators in the Teacher Education Academy. My new role as the senior instructor at the TEACH Academy allows me to pass my love of teaching to a whole new generation of educators. The Milken Award made that all possible by inspiring me to believe that anything is possible! Surrounded by the high energy of all the 2003 Milken Educator Award recipients, I left re-dedicated to commit even more of myself to education. This award awakened and reaffirmed my belief in American Education as the only true solution and path to solving all the global challenges that await our next generation. A year does not go by in which I remind myself how fortunate I am to be a part of this remarkable Milken Family.

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Additional Information


1976 University of Hawaii - Manoa, B.A.

2007 GCU, AZ- M.Ed: Education Administration