I am currently working as the Policy Director at Nevada Succeeds, a organization that I helped start dedicated to improving Nevada's schools through increasing the involvement of the business community in improving our schools. We are currently working on a number of initiatives to ensure that Nevada has an adequately prepared system of teachers and leaders to
I am currently working as the Policy Director at Nevada Succeeds, a organization that I helped start dedicated to improving Nevada's schools through increasing the involvement of the business community in improving our schools. We are currently working on a number of initiatives to ensure that Nevada has an adequately prepared system of teachers and leaders to ensure that every child has the opportunity to read on grade level.
Before moving to Las Vegas to teach (which indirectly led me to my current position), I have worked on scholarly research in the Persian Gulf and Tunisia. I also spent significant time working on local political campaigns in Massachusetts.
Specialties: Education Consulting, Leadership, Grassrooting Organizing, Database Work, New Media (Twitter, Facebook), Academic Research, Traveling
Policy Director @ I work on developing, implementing an aggressive policy agenda that will achieve student achievement in Nevada. Currently, this agenda calls for improving the quality of teachers and leaders in Nevada by working with school districts and higher education institutions, promoting literacy interventions and reform in elementary schools, and supporting the Nevada Academic Content Standards.
Additionally, I maintain the Twitter Feed @NevadaSucceeds that has become the place for breaking education news and live tweeting of major educational meetings in Nevada. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) Las Vegas, Nevada AreaCorps Member @ Teaching 5th Grade at the 100 Academy of Excellence in North Las Vegas, NV. From June 2012 to February 2013 (9 months) Las Vegas, Nevada Area5th Grade Teacher @ I taught 5th Grade at the 100 Academy of Excellence in North Las Vegas, a charter school run by Imagine Schools. From August 2012 to January 2013 (6 months) North Las Vegas, NVCo-Chair @ I have co-chaired this student-run think tank for the 2011-2012 school year. Our focus has been both on running a research trip to Tunisia, which we did successfully, and mediating dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus. From September 2011 to June 2012 (10 months) Somerville, MACampaign Manager @ Ran the successful re-election campaign of State Representative Carl Sciortino. Rep. Sciortino won with 74% of the vote after an extensive grassroots campaign that I organized from a large volunteer base and a half-dozen interns. In addition, I also ran the district for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign, which succeed in electing Democrats statewide in Massachusetts during the GOP landslide of 2010. From May 2010 to November 2010 (7 months) Field/GOTV Intern @ Started as the field intern for Boston and the South Shore. Since November, I have taken over as one of the Somerville Town Coordinators. In addition, I am organizing Jumbos for Martha Coakley. From September 2009 to January 2010 (5 months)
BA, International Relations @ Tufts University From 2008 to 2012 European Union Politics @ Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau From 2011 to 2011 Argentine Culture @ Universidad de Buenos Aires From 2010 to 2010 High School @ Seven Hills School From 2004 to 2008 Public Speaking and Sports Management @ University of Michigan From 2006 to 2006 Seth Rau is skilled in: Facebook, Politics, Research, Community Outreach, Political Campaigns, Databases, International Relations, Spanish, Volunteer Management, Fundraising, Social Media, Editing, Non-profits, Event Planning, Public Policy, Leadership, Grassroots Organizing, Connecting People, Political Communication, Management, Nonprofits, Social Media Marketing, Grant Writing, Policy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Policy Analysis, Teaching, Human Rights, Political Science, Community Organizing, Qualitative Research, Stata, Higher Education, Political Consulting