Richard Knoeppel

Las Vegas, NV | Years Taught: 1991–Present

As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher, Richard firmly believes that he needs to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need to thrive in the future. He wants to provide them with the ability to be successful in jobs and careers that haven’t even been thought of yet. He offers this advice to beginning teachers: “Always remember that you are just as important to your school and the children you teach as a veteran teacher is. Work hard, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You are going to make mistakes, but you will be a better teacher for having made them. Don’t focus on the things you can’t change; move forward with the things you can.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2019 • Nevada State Teacher of the Year
  • 2017 • Finalist, Nevada State Teacher of the Year
  • 2014 • Magnet Schools of America Region VIII Teacher of the Year
  • 2007 • Clark County School District Excellence in Education Hall of Fame