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Joseph de Braga

Joseph de Braga (NV '99)


Reading Vision, LLC and Stillwater Consulting, LLC
Elko, NV

Subject(s) taught: Mentoring and Reading

At the time of the Award, Joseph de Braga was:

Spring Creek High School
Elko, NV

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Joseph de Braga is currently the owner of two businesses, Reading Vision and Stillwater Consulting. He is the retired director of secondary curriculum, instruction and technology for the Elko County School District in Elko, a position he has held from 2003 to 2010. Prior to this, de Braga was principal of Spring Creek High School, also in Elko, which he opened in 1992. While at Spring Creek, he incorporated the Envision program, a corporate approach to school organization in which the class is operated as a business, with student managers and employees working together to develop a final product. de Braga also developed a school-within-a-school to assist at-risk sophomores, and a program called Rewarding Excellence to publicize the achievements of students and teachers.

Personal Message

I currently have two roles, one as the owner of Reading Vision, a company dedicated to helping struggling readers to overcome their problems associated with dyslexia and other reading disorders. My other role is as the owner of Stillwater Consulting, where I work one-on-one with principals and other school administrators as a mentor.

Additional Information


1983 University of Nevada - Reno, B.S., M.Ed.

Dyslexia, Reading, Instruction, Administrator mentoring, Instructional Technology