Board Members

Board Members

Nevada Connections Academy Board of Directors


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Dr. Scott Harrington

Board President

Dr. Scott W. Harrington is currently the Behavior Specialist for Churchill County School District. He has been working with people with disabilities since 1990, when he earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at CSU Long Beach. He earned his Master's degree in Psychology (Behavior Analysis) at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and his Doctorate, also in Psychology (Behavior Analysis), at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Dr. Harrington has written and directed multiple projects to help individuals with disabilities live more independent lives. He is a founder of the first elementary charter school in Nevada, Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School (SNACS), and a former middle school mathematics teacher. He has presented over 40 papers on data-based interventions to assist persons with disabilities, has several publications across multiple areas, and taught at UNR in the College of Education. His research interests include inclusion, integrated employment, transition, intrinsic motivation, attitudes about disabilities, and interagency collaboration. Dr. Harrington is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), and on several advisory boards.

Morgan Jackson

Board Vice President

Morgan Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Reno and Master of Arts in Teaching earned at Sierra Nevada College. She is currently an English teacher at Bishop Gorman High School, where she has taught for 5 years. Prior to that she spent 7 years teaching English at a Title I middle school in the Clark County School District. In both of these settings Morgan has worked hard to increase student interest and ownership of their learning. She is currently working towards her National Board Certification in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts.

Jamie Castle

Board Member

Jamie Castle is co- founder of Nevada Connections Academy. She served on the NCA board for 6 years as Chair before stepping down to become a teacher with the school. Jamie has also served and chaired for the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s governing board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University in Education with an emphasis on Reading and Math. She is a highly qualified elementary teacher of 22 years. Throughout the course of her career, she has taught both in the classroom and in a virtual setting. Her experience spans from Kindergarten through 3rd grade as well as, 8th grade Math, English Language Arts and Reading credit recovery program.

Tom Prutzman

Board Treasurer

Tom Prutzman is a seasoned financial professional with nearly 25 years in the financial services industry. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Tom left northern Nevada to attend the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he graduated in three and a half years. While at Cornell, Tom gained a broad education in finance and business management, and also honed a skill for operating in high-pressure environments. After receiving his bachelor of science degree in 1995, Tom moved to San Francisco to work with Morgan Stanley and began his career in the financial services, investment, and brokerage industries. He was later promoted to associate vice president. In 2004, Tom moved to Los Angeles and founded Prutzman Wealth Management (PWM), an independent, 401(k) fiduciary advisor that develops customized financial planning and investment solutions for clients’ personal, retirement, and charitable goals. Now based in Reno, Nevada, PWM’s mission is to simplify investing for its clients and to help them reach their lifelong goals and aspirations. Tom is excited to be a board member of Nevada Connections Academy. He plans to use his skill in strategy to help navigate the future for this successful learning platform.

Christine Williams

Board member

Christine Williams is a parent of a Nevada Connections Academy student. She is involved in her son’s education and wants to do the best she can to help improve the Nevada Connections Academy. She has an Associate’s degree in Geothermal Energy from Truckee Meadows Community College. She has had both her children enrolled in Nevada Connections Academy off and on for over the past 11 years. Raised in Reno she has spent the last 11 years focusing on education her children and her own.