Nissa Pearson

Coordinator of Student Services

University of Missouri
UNLV - M.Ed.
University of Nebraska - MFA

702-949-3600 x209
Nissa graduated from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2007 with her M.Ed. in special education, and completed her MFA in creative writing.  She was also a member of the 2006 Teach For America Las Vegas Valley Corps. She has worked in both special and general education and taught students ages preschool through college. She also acted as a special education liaison to Clark County School district. In her free time, she enjoys writing, playing with pets, and drawing.
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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.