Educator Profile   << Educators


Phyllis Darling (NV '91)


Clark County School District

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Phyllis Darling was:

Clark High School
Las Vegas, NV

Biographical Information

Social studies specialist Phyllis Darling writes curriculum and conducts staff development activities in the Clark County School District. Programs she has instituted include Partners in Citizenship, which links twelfth-grade government with people in the process of becoming U.S. citizens, and Law Day, which involves students on mock trials on law-related topics. She designed a series of lesson plans known as the Nevada Study of the Holocaust, the videotape and unit for which are now sold internationally. Ms. Darling, founder of and advisor to the Southern Nevada Council for the Social Studies, has received many honors, including the Close-Up Foundations's Civic Literacy Award in 1986 and the Clark County Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award in 1987. In 1990, she received the President's Award from the Social Studies Council.

Additional Information


1966 University of Hawaii - Manoa, M.A.

1964 University of Nevada - Las Vegas, B.A.

Social Studies