First Name

Matthew

Last Name

Mayhood

Bio

At Foothill Student Television, the students produce a daily newscast Monday-Thursday. The newscast is about five minutes. Friday newscasts are closer to ten minutes allowing for longer and more in-depth stories. This program has been offered at FHS since 2001 and is recognized as one of the premier programs in the State of Nevada. Matt Mayhood is the instructor of this course and graduated from Foothill High School in June 2003. After high school, Mayhood attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and studied under some of the best professors in the country. While attending UNLV, Mayhood worked at KSNV Channel 3. In 2011, he left Channel 3 and moved “across the street” to KTNV Channel 13. During his time in television, Mayhood worked as a camera operator, studio floor director, audio engineer, graphics specialist, technical director and newscast director. He spent time as the executive assistant to the President of Intermountain West Communications Company. At KTNV, Mayhood performed some of those functions before transferring to the newsroom as an assignment editor. Mayhood chose to leave television, full-time, and began teaching Video Production. He is committed to education and responsible journalism. He continues to work with KTNV Channel 13 as a freelance Assignment Editor. Mayhood received his Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Media Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned his Master of Education, School Administration from Touro University Nevada. The Video Production Course is run as an introduction to the business of television. Students report to a student supervisor and will work to create assignments for our daily news program. Students must understand that workplace relationships are key to the business world. As such, it is recommended that students handle disagreements respectfully and with the common goal in mind. Mayhood is very active with Career and Technical Education and believes that to succeed in the world, every student should take a CTE Course. “It seems everyday we hear about the unemployment numbers in America. It is my goal to ensure that every student who graduates from my program is career ready, whether they continue to post-secondary education or directly into the workforce. I am dedicated to creating top quality employees to ensure the future success of this community. Everyday, my Career and Technical Education students remind me that, not only am I making a difference in their lives, but they are making a difference in my life. These are my students, my kids and my future. That's what motivates me.” Matt Mayhood Career and Technical Education Department Chair Foothill High School