Pilar Biller

Position: Teacher
District: Washoe County School District
Location: Reno, NV

Pilar Biller is a National Board Certified Teacher and 19-year veteran with a broad range of experience in education. As a PBIS team leader, SEL site trainer, and Student Leadership teacher, Pilar has facilitated collaboration of teachers, administrators, and students to develop positive school culture, and a supportive learning environment. She has collaborated with teachers, community arts professionals, and the Nevada Department of Education to revise the state’s visual arts standards and is an enthusiastic mentor for pre-service and new teachers in curriculum development, engagement strategies, and classroom management. Pilar leads ongoing professional development for district art teachers and has presented at state and national arts education conferences. She recently served as a member of the Governor’s Statewide School Safety Task Force as part of the Student Wellbeing workgroup and is currently serving on the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Cabinet with the Nevada Department of Education. Pilar is a 2013 WEA Distinguished Performance Award recipient, a 2019 NEA Award for Teaching Excellence recipient, and is the 2018 Nevada State Teacher of the Year. School

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