Congratulations to Damonte Ranch High School art teacher, Pilar Biller, who was named 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year by the Nevada Department of Education. Biller received this recognition on November 14th at an award ceremony at the school. School staff, Superintendent Traci Davis, and Area Superintendent Richard Swanberg were present when State Superintendent Steve Canavero made the announcement and surprised Ms. Biller.
Pilar Biller has been teaching for 18-years and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has a broad range of teaching experience. In her current position, she supports reflective learning and challenges students to make connections, take risks, and design with purpose. She fosters artistic literacy through her classes, engaging students with self-directed art experience. Pilar is also known as a collaborator who is committed to excellence in education for students of all backgrounds and abilities.
“Pilar is an amazing art teacher who is so passionate and works incredibly well with kids at all levels,” said Darvel Bell, Damonte Ranch High School principal. “Her classes are fun, and her kids love being there.”
Ms. Biller will now receive consideration for the National Teacher of the Year program which is run by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Congratulations to Pilar on receiving this prestigious award and best wishes in the National Teacher of the Year program.