Dr. Niki Bates Joins Vegas PBS as New Educational Media Services Director

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Dr. Niki Bates Joins Vegas PBS as New Educational Media Services Director
Bates to oversee services intended for children, parents and educators

(Las Vegas) – Dr. Niki Bates joins Vegas PBS as the director of educational media services. In her new role, Bates will provide supervision, marketing and innovative leadership for the station’s children’s educational television outreach, plus unique services that have been developed to assist Nevada’s public, private, charter and home schools, such as a media library for families with special needs; early learning parent engagement workshops; English language learning resources; teacher training and online classroom materials; K-12 programs and initiatives; and more.

Bates began her career with the Clark County School District in 1993 and has taught in various settings throughout the continuum of education. Before joining Vegas PBS, Bates had served as a teacher, assistant principal, coordinator of instructional programs, director of academic intervention and professional development, and director for the office of the Deputy Superintendent. In addition, Bates has extensive private sector experience in the educational publishing industry, specializing in intervention-based instructional materials.

With more than 20 years of experience, Bates holds a master’s degree in special education and a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a minor in curriculum development. She also holds an executive certificate in educational leadership and management.

Bates’ passion is education, and she is unwavering in her commitment to serving schools and the community.

“I am thrilled to join the wonderful team at Vegas PBS and look forward to continuing the positive impact of the many services provided while creating additional opportunities to serve students, families, teachers, principals and the community,” she said.

For more information, visit VegasPBS.org or call 702.799.1010.

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to extend and amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

For more information, visit VegasPBS.org, Facebook.com/VegasPBS or Twitter.com/VegasPBS.


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