Director, Public Image
Dr. Niki Bates joined Vegas PBS as the director of Educational Media Services in 2016. With more than 25 years of experience in education, Dr. Bates holds a master’s degree in special education and a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a minor in curriculum development. Dr. Bates’ passion is education, and she is unwavering in her commitment to serving schools and the community. Dr. Bates began her career with the Clark County School District in 1993, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, coordinator of instructional programs, director of academic intervention and professional development, and director for the office of the Deputy Superintendent. In addition, Dr. Bates has extensive private sector experience in the educational publishing industry, specializing in intervention-based instructional materials. Dr. Bates also holds an Executive Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management from Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy along with numerous commendations/awards for best practices in teaching. She is a lifelong Las Vegan and a committed member of our community with a strong and passionate voice for service.