"You can teach a student a lesson for a day;

but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning

process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

Meet our Teaching Staff

 
 
 
 
 
 

Allison Berman

SCHOOL COUNSELOR & TEACHER

Allison Berman was a gifted educator and facilitator for 26 years in the Clark County School District. Her experience in the field of gifted education began in 1981 as a teacher/specialist and she has been part of the growth of the GATE program in the public school system. Ms. Berman earned a Master’s degree in school counseling in 1983 from UNLV and has developed innovative programs for families of gifted students and their parents. Allison Berman was SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) certified in 2003 and has coached parent and student groups. In addition, she has created the curriculum and course work for the Nevada State Gifted Endorsement Program at Sierra Nevada College and taught several foundation courses for new GATE specialists. Allison was part of a team of GATE specialists that developed the Scope and Sequence for the CCSD GATE Program in 2005 and has presented at national and local conferences on various topics related to gifted education.

Ms. Berman’s experience and passion for gifted students is prominent. She is excited to work with the team of professionals at Nasri Academy for Gifted Children. Her goal is to guide students to meet their academic and social potential. She looks forward to being part of this exciting opportunity to serve the educational needs of gifted learners in our community.

Mr. Moore

TEACHER

Mr. Moore will be teaching Science and Math. He has called Las Vegas home, for the past 11 years. He graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, with a Bachelors’

Degree in Elementary Education as well as in Communications. Mr.Moore’s father as a teacher   and as the force that motivated him to pursue this career. For the past 19 years he has worked in private, public, and charter schools. As a teacher he has loved teaching science and math. Mr. Moore stated that "My passion and love for learning has allowed me to teach for nearly two decades as a teacher and a mentor to my students. I am looking forward to teaching at Nasri Academy for Gifted Children and cannot wait to teach and mold these talented minds.”

Ms. Fitzgerald

English Literature/Language Arts/ Instructor

Ms. Fitzgerald will be joining Nasri Academy as an addition to the Math Department. She has recently moved to Las Vegas from Alaska. After moving to Las Vegas, Ms. Fitzgerald has been
assisting home schooled students with their studies. Ms. Fitzgerald has her degree in Art History and is presently going for her Masters in secondary education with a major in Math and History. I’m passionate about helping kids use their creativity and imagination to learn. I am excited to part of Nasri this year.

Mr. Gregory

COACH

Mr. Gregory is our new Dean of Students and ELA / LIT teacher. Mr. Gregory is a truly diverse educator. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and was sent to Intelligence School, he

then was sent to Thailand where he interpreted aerial reconnaissance film of Laos and Cambodia for the CIA. After he left the Air Force, he went back to school to study Psychology. He developed the San Fernando Community Mental Health Center. Erik and Joan Erikson Center for Adolescent Advancement, and Somos Amigos. Mr. Gregory then went off to open his own

business. He longed for academia, so returned to college to get an MBA. He found that he had a talent for writing and the English language. Mr. Gregory then switched his major to English. After graduation he taught K-12 for 15 years. He was trained to teach AP, Honors, and ELL. As the years went on, he attended the Administrators training program and interned in CCSD. Mr. Gregory retired and has subbed at different schools around the Las Vegas area. Mr. Gregory was thrilled to hear about Nasri Academy for Gifted Children. He commented, “This is exactly what I have been looking for.”

We are happy to welcome Mr. Gregory to the Nasri Academy Community.

Juanita Frye

Juanita was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. For the past 20 years she has taught K-12 exclusively in the Chicago Public School District. She has taught several of the primary and intermediate grades and she also taught World and U.S. History.  She was a Social Studies Instructional Specialist for Johns Hopkins University for seven years.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from National Louis University in elementary Education. Her Master’s Degree was obtained from Concordia University in the area of Curriculum and Instruction as well as School Leadership. 

Julio

​Engineering, CAD, Lego Robotics

Mr. Kubetz

TEACHER

Mr. Kubetz is our Gifted Units Educator and Robotics. After receiving a degree in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin, he began his career in education with CCSD in 1990. Fourteen years was spent as an elementary teacher. Mr.Kubetz then moved into gifted education and was a GATE teacher for grades 3, 4, and 5 for six years. The past ten years hechas been a Gifted Education Program Specialist. This position allowed him to work with highly gifted students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Mr. Kubetz also has worked withcparents, teachers, counselors, and school administrators to make sure that the educational and social emotional needs of the gifted students were meet. Mr. Kubetz will be on campus regularly in November after he retires from CCSD but will be on campus to work with ourcfaculty and students starting in August. Many of our parents have already met Mr. Kubetz, he was one of Nasri Academy’s presenters during the ʹ2019-2020 Parent Education Program. When asked about his goals he answered. “I am passionate about the social and emotional growth of my students as well as their educational growth. My goal has always been for students to be able to identify problems, seek solutions, and persevere when they do not succeed. I feel the best way to do that is to build a strong trusting relationship with students and their families. It brings me joy to help our children develop to their potential and this is why I am looking forward to working with everyone at Nasri Academy for Gifted Children”

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