Malcolm Gillard is a 2019-2020 Teach Plus Nevada Policy Fellow. Malcolm teaches gifted and talented education at Dean Allen Elementary in Las Vegas. He is a three-time recipient of the Judith Steele Elementary School “Distinguished Star Award”, and has received Rotary Club’s “Excellence Service Award” and Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School’s “Making a Difference” Award. He is a member of the Human Rights Campaign for the Las Vegas Chapter. Malcolm began his teaching career in Los Angeles, California at a private school and has been teaching for Clark County School District since 2003. He graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies from the California State University, Dominguez Hills and an MA in Elementary Education from Pepperdine University. He earned his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University.