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Wayne Tanaka

Wayne Tanaka (NV '89)


At the time of the Award, Wayne Tanaka was:

Robison Middle School
Las Vegas, NV

Biographical Information

Wayne Tanaka serves as principal of Del Robison Junior High School in the Clark County School District. Credited with creating a positive school environment, he has developed a resident artist program, community partnerships with local businesses and the Lions Club Self-Esteem program. Mr. Tanaka has also coordinated a "Pay-Back Program", which encourages community members to contribute time and materials to the school, and he maintains an open-door policy for parents and staff alike. He currently serves on the Nevada State Council on the Arts and chairs the State Department of Education Special Education Council.

Additional Information


1971 University of Utah, B.S.

School-to-Work, Technology, Math