Sierra Continuation High School Principal Jane Loomis receives Nevada County award |

Sierra Continuation High School Principal Jane Loomis receives Nevada County award

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Jane Loomis, one of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School Districtand#8217;s most gifted administrators, was recently selected to receive the Nevada County Health and Human Services Community Partner Award 2010.

Loomis is the principal of Sierra Continuation High School in Truckee and Coldstream Alternative School based in Tahoe City. According to a county spokesperson the award program was launched three years ago in an effort to acknowledge valued community partners. Nevada County staff members submit nominations and then a panel of six people makes the selection.

and#8220;One of the criteria for the award is about going above,and#8221; explained Phebe Bell, a Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation program officer and a member of the selection panel. and#8220;In the times I have been at Sierra High, I have heard countless stories about how Jane and all the staff go well above and beyond what one might expect from a high school principal. Jane is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her kids on track to succeed in school and life.and#8221;

Steve Jennings, the districtand#8217;s superintendent, concurred with Belland#8217;s comments.

and#8220;She has been a champion for students who are looking for a way to get their education through non-traditional avenues,and#8221; Jennings said. and#8220;Thanks to her, many students have graduated from our district who otherwise may not have.and#8221;

Loomis said the Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency has greatly impacted the lives of the students of Sierra High School.

and#8220;It has been a privilege networking with those in our community who dedicate so much of their time on behalf of students,and#8221; Loomis added.

For more information about the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District, visit

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