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  • Using Challenge Success Strategies at Home

    As Nevada’s first Challenge Success partner school, The Alexander Dawson School is in an important position to educate the community about this Stanford University-affiliated program and the role it plays in the lives of Dawson students. Dawson’s most recent Parent University discussion titled “The Well-Balanced Student”, led by Head of School Roxanne Stansbury and Director of EC-1 Amanda Murray-Musgrave, highlighted the Challenge Success program, what it looks like at Dawson, and some helpful ways parents can utilize Challenge Success strategies at home. 
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  • Using Challenge Success Strategies at Home

    As Nevada’s first Challenge Success partner school, The Alexander Dawson School is in an important position to educate the community about this Stanford University-affiliated program and the role it plays in the lives of Dawson students. Dawson’s most recent Parent University discussion titled “The Well-Balanced Student”, led by Head of School Roxanne Stansbury and Director of EC-1 Amanda Murray-Musgrave, highlighted the Challenge Success program, what it looks like at Dawson, and some helpful ways parents can utilize Challenge Success strategies at home. 
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  • Why the Dawson Community is Stronger Together

    Roxanne Stansbury, Head of School
    Each year, Dawson faculty and staff choose a throughline that helps anchor our greater purpose and keeps our community connected. Head of School Roxanne Stansbury shares her take on this year’s throughline, Stronger Together, and what it means to the Dawson community.
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  • Dawson Alum Profile: Lauren ('06) & Carmen ('08) Hollifield

    Shea Phillips, Marketing Communications & Events Manager
    When the Hollifield family relocated from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas in 2001, Lauren and Carmen joined the Dawson community in the School's second year as fourth and second-grade students, respectively. Lauren graduated from the eighth grade in 2006 and Carmen graduated in 2008, and now 20 years after they first became Dawson Bears, both sisters have pursued advanced degrees and careers in medicine, crediting the Dawson experience with making a huge impact on their educational and professional paths.
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  •  Dr. Wiley is seen here mentoring a group of eighth-grade students during their end-of-year capstone project.

    The Academic Architect of Dawson’s Future

    Rachael Lachhwani, Advancement Manager
    For the upcoming 2021-22 academic year, the School is incredibly excited to announce Dr. Brandon Wiley’s new title of Chief Academic Officer. The change for this position, originally Director of Teaching and Learning, is due to the large breadth of responsibilities and comprehensive understanding of student learning and success, educational research, and program integrity required and demonstrated to make ours a school ready for the future.
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The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.