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Denise Murray-Principal


Dear Families,

Welcome to the Joseph Neal STEAM Academy website. Our curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards also known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS). The goal of the standards is to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce, and parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected from them.

Joseph Neal STEAM Academy has been designated as a “Nevada Governor’s Developing STEM School” by the STEM Advisory Council (Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, OSIT). The STEAM team traveled to a ceremony at the Capitol in Carson City where Governor Sandoval bestowed Neal’s award. We share this award with the entire Neal Community and those who have helped us achieve this goal. We are one of the few schools in Clark County to receive this distinction. The blue banner above the school’s front doors exclaims our achievement. We will move forward during the coming years striving for the Nevada Governor’s Established STEM School Award. 


Use the district's web-based Infinite Campus system to review your child's grades, attendance. Use is also in case of emergencies, school closings, and pertinent communications. Stop at the office with identification if you need a new password. I will also be contacting families by text through Parent Link with important information.

Joseph Neal is a great school with extraordinary people who do wonderful things for our students. I am proud to be able to work with you. Thank you for your support and I know that this will be a year of joyful learning and teaching.   



Ms. Denise Murray


Jodi Carlisi-Assistant Principal

Hello Neal families,


I’m Mrs. Carlisi, your Assistant Principal.  I have lived in Las Vegas since 1979, and am a proud, former student of the Clark County School District.  I am married, have two beautiful daughters, and a very rambunctious dog, Briscoe.  My hobbies are spending time with my family and watching my daughters succeed in their life and academic endeavors. 

I have been an educator with CCSD for 24 years, having taught second grade, fifth grade, and also spent time as a literacy specialist.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV, and my Masters in Administration from Sierra Nevada College.  

As your Assistant Principal, I am grateful to be able to continue my career alongside the staff, students, and families I have known for the past 14 years.  My goal is to continue to create a safe environment for your children, helping them grow emotionally, socially, and academically.  I look forward to the challenges and rewards of working with, and for, you and your children for many years to come.  Together, our diligence will help the students at Joseph Neal STEAM Academy achieve both their academic and life goals.



Ms. Jodi Carlisi

Assistant Principal

The Joseph Neal STEAM Academy seeks to provide an enriching learning environment where students are immersed in an inquiry-based, authentic STEAM curriculum that challenges their 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills. We provide each student at Joseph Neal STEAM Academy with interdisciplinary opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. With the support of our families, community experts, and cultural institutions, Joseph Neal will foster a safe and secure atmosphere that embraces curiosity, ingenuity, responsibility, and endurance.
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