Title: World History Instructor, Adjunct Professor of Education
Company: Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Dr. James Stanley Cazier, World History Instructor and Adjunct Professor of Education at Northwest Career and Technical Academy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of history and higher education.
With more than 20 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise, Dr. Cazier has served in several capacities with Northwest Career and Technical Academy 2013, including teacher of Advanced Placement world history, department chair of the social sciences department, staff development instructor, world history teacher team leader, member of the discipline committee, member of the leadership team, and teacher/mentor. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Cazier held multiple roles with various secondary schools and colleges, including the Graduate School of Education at Touro College, Western High School, Robert O. Gibson Middle School Dual Language and Leadership Academy, and St. James High School. He commenced his career in academia in 1994, holding the position of coordinator of the K-12 emotionally handicapped program in the Carson City School District.
Dr. Cazier has also lent his expertise to Western High School as a member of the school improvement team, cognitive coach, utilized datawise software programmer, and a trainer of faculty to utilize secondary literacy strategies in Common Core areas. Earlier in his career, he designed curriculum for secondary schools, facilitated symposia on childhood depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for parents and teachers, and was a coach for varsity and junior varsity ski teams. Dr. Cazier has been a member of the Surfrider Foundation since 2006, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the environment, particularly the world’s oceans and beaches.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Cazier earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1993 and a Master of Arts in education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994. He subsequently received a Specialist in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2000, followed by a doctorate in teacher leadership from Walden University in 2011. Most recently, Dr. Cazier completed coursework at Arizona State University in 2017. He has been certified in several practice areas, including Google educator training, edX and Coursera online courses, Albert IO Level I, Christian apologetics, social studies and early adolescence, and a Level I certification from the U.S. Ski Coaches Association.
The author of “A Historical View of the Impact of a Secondary Literacy Framework” through ProQuest LLC, Dr. Cazier has been a speaker in his field and attended several Christian apologetics conferences throughout his tenure. In collaboration with Carson-Tahoe Hospital, he was also a presenter on ADHD in the Carson School District in 1998. Among his other notable achievements, he has traveled to 15 countries and 46 states in the United States in pursuit of his passion for skiing, and he was awarded accolades for working in the American educational system by former President Barack Obama, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, and TV personality and talk show host, Larry King.
A respected voice in his fields of interest, Dr. Cazier maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including as an advisor for the Key Club National Honor Society since 2017 and former president of the Nevada Western Rural Regional Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children from 1996 to 1998. He has also remained associated with the Archaeological Institute of America, the Biblical Archaeology Society, the Organization of American Historians, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Passionate about sports, he also contributes to the San Onofre Surfing Club and the Clark County Mountain Bikers’ Association.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Dr. Cazier has been honored with several accolades throughout his career. Nominated for the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award in 2018, he was also a finalist for the Heart of Education Teaching Award in the Clark County School District in 2015 and 2016. USAA presented him with the National Social Studies Achievement Award and National Commemorative Certificate in 2012 and 2015, and he also received the Teacher of the Game Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and 2014. Earlier in his career, he was given the Outstanding Educator Award for recognition in excellence in teaching and for making the history of the emigrant trails come alive for students by the Oregon-California Trails Association in 1999, the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Council for Exceptional Children in 1997, and the Top Senior Greek Student Award by the University of Northern Colorado in 1992.
Attributing his success to his faith in Jesus, Dr. Cazier believes that his tremendous triumphs were influenced by his time spent as an athlete, teaching him the value of hard work and discipline. Married to Rene Michelle Cazier since 2005, he enjoys performing a number of sports in his spare time, including mogul and alpine skiing, scuba diving, surfing, mountain biking, deep sea fishing, and fly fishing.
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