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Las Vegas instructor named Nevada Teacher of the Year

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Teacher Jeffrey Hinton is honored at Northwest Career and Technical Academy upon being named Nevada's 2014 Michael Landsberry Teacher of the Year. (Source: CCSD) Teacher Jeffrey Hinton is honored at Northwest Career and Technical Academy upon being named Nevada's 2014 Michael Landsberry Teacher of the Year. (Source: CCSD)
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Northwest Career and Technical Academy teacher Jeffrey Hinton has been named Nevada's 2014 Michael Landsberry Teacher of the Year, the Clark County School District (CCSD) announced Wednesday.

Hinton, a teacher for 10 years, teaches U.S. history and history of contemporary music. The former Marine has spent his entire teaching career in Clark County School District.

"It's an outstanding way to recognize the fantastic job our teachers do every year in the classroom, every day, and to have one of our own singled out as Nevada's Teacher of the Year, it's a great honor for the district and for the school and for Mr. Hinton himself," CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said.

Hinton is automatically entered into the selection process for 2014 National Teacher of the Year. He will represent the Silver State at a recognition event in Washington in which President Barack Obama will introduce the National Teacher of the Year.

"I think that he teaches with grit, which is both passion and perseverance. He teaches these students to not only understand their content, but to be able to use it in a way that is going to change the world," Skorkowsky said.

The award was renamed in honor of Michael Landsberry this year, the Sparks Middle School teacher who was killed in a shooting.

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