Welcome to the Office of School Leadership

  • Vision

    The Office of School Leadership operates to ensure all Washoe County School District schools attain the highest standards of educational excellence. As a result, all WCSD schools will demonstrate substantive annual progress with all served student groups.  As students transition to new schools and experiences, either within the PreK-12 system or as they matriculate from the system, they will demonstrate readiness for the academic and life challenges ahead of them.

    Mission Statement

    The day to day mission of the Office of School Leadership is to support and supervise all WCSD schools to ensure that the learning and social-emotional needs of each student are being met. This includes support for students, teachers, principals, all staff, and families. It further requires strong advocacy on behalf of our schools and in turn holding each of our principals and department leaders accountable to high professional expectations.
           

    Parks Area 1
    Incline HS/Damonte HS/ Wooster HS/ Washoe Inspire
     
    Lead Area Superintendent: Dr. Troy Parks
    Assistant: 
    Christina Marquez
    Phone: 775-789-4675
     
    It is an honor to serve as the Area Superintendent for Area 1 in the Washoe County School District. My career in education began 18 years ago as a fourth-grade teacher at Elmcrest Elementary School. While serving as a teacher for seven years, I developed a desire to influence change and improve student learning outcomes at a higher level. This desire resulted in me pursuing administrative positions. My first administrative role was in 2002, at Desert Heights, as the Dean of Students and Math Coordinator. In 2003, I became the principal of Lemmon Valley Elementary where I served for five years. Then, in 2008 I transferred to Van Gorder Elementary as the principal. In 2011, I was selected as the Performance Director for Zone 3. I am committed to working with the parents, and employees in Area 1 to assure that every student graduates high school ready for college or a highly skilled career.
     
     

     

    Elementary Schools   Middle Schools High Schools

    Incline ES

    Brown ES

    Double Diamond ES

    Pleasant Valley ES

    Poulakidas ES

    Booth ES

    Corbett ES

    Dodson ES

    Donner Springs ES

    Hidden Valley ES

    Loder ES

    Veterans Memorial (STEM)

     

    Incline MS

    Depoali MS

    Vaughn MS

     Incline HS

    Damonte Ranch HS

    Wooster HS

    Washoe Inspire Academy

     

      

    Area 2
    Hug HS/ Reno HS/ Gerlach/ Northstar/RISE Academy/TMCC


    Area Superintendent: Jeana Curtis

    Assistant: Maryrose Staffa
    Phone: 775-789-4657

    Photo and Bio coming soon. 

    Elementary  Schools Middle Schools High Schools

    Allen ES

    Bennett ES

    Cannan ES

    Duncan (STEM)

    Lemelson (STEM)

    Mathews ES

    Palmer ES

    Sun Valley ES

    Anderson ES

    Beck ES

    Caughlin Ranch ES

    Gomm ES

    Huffaker ES

    Hunter Lake ES

    Mt. Rose ES

     

     
    Traner MS
     
    Desert Skies MS  
     
    Swope MS                 

     

    Hug HS

    Reno HS

    Gerlach School

    Northstar OnLine School

    RISE Academy for Adult Achievement

    TMCC

     

      

    Ernst Area 3
    Galena/Reed/Spanish Springs

    Area Superintendent: 
    Joe Ernst
    Assistant: Maryrose Staffa
    Phone: 775-789-4657
     
    It is my honor to serve as Area 3 Superintendent in the Washoe County School District. I have been an educator for 22 years, working as an intermediate teacher at Donner Springs, Van Gorder, and Roy Gomm elementary schools. While serving as a teacher I continued to develop leadership skills and deepen my desire to help impact change and improve the quality of education for all students.
     
    I began my administrative career working two years at Alice Smith Elementary School as an Assistant Principal. After working two years as an Assistant Principal at Alyce Taylor Elementary School I was selected as Principal. During my three years of leading Alyce Taylor, our students demonstrated some of the highest academic growth and proficiency in the State of Nevada. Our special education department received the NV Inspiration Award for demonstrating exceptional inclusive practices and improving academic growth for all students. With the development of the WCSD Acceleration Zone, I was appointed as principal of Anderson Elementary School. After working collaboratively with students, families, and staff, Anderson ES became one of nine Shining Stars schools in the State of Nevada.
     
    As the Area 3 Superintendent, I am committed to improving social-emotional and academic achievement for all students, while ensuring that every student graduates from high school ready for college or a highly-skilled career.
     
     
     
    Elementary Schools Middle Schools High School

    Hunsberger ES

    Lenz ES

    Smithridge ES

    Beasley ES

    Diedrichsen ES

    Dunn ES

    Juniper ES

    Moss ES

    Nathcez

    Whitehead ES

    Hall ES

    Sepulveda ES

    Spanish Springs ES

    Alyce Taylor ES

    Van Gorder ES

    Bohach ES (20-21 SY)

    Pine MS

    Mendive MS

    Shaw MS

    Sky Ranch MS

    Marce Hertz MS (20-21 SY)

    Galena HS

    Reed HS

    Spanish Springs HS

      

    Ford Area 4
    AACT/McQueen/Sparks/ Innovations HS


    Area Superintendent: 
    Lauren Ford
    Assistant: Luis Aguilar
    Phone: 775-789-4658

    I have been in the WCSD for 12 years I began as an Assistant Principal at Traner Middle School in 2005, I then became Principal of Traner Middle School in 2006 serving there for the next five years (2006-2011).  I also served as Principal of Hug High School for 6 years- 2011-2017.

    I began my career as a Kindergarten teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  I worked in a K-8 school as a kindergarten teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal.  I bring a unique perspective to the role of Area Superintendent having served as a Principal in K-12 schools. 

    Working in the Hug Vertical has given me the opportunity to work with amazing educators dedicated to the community they serve.  I look forward to continuing to work with the McQueen High School and Sparks High School communities.  

     

     

    Elementary Schools Middle Schools High School

    Elmcrest ES

    Melton ES

    Peavine ES

    Towles ES

    Verdi ES

    Warner ES

    Westergard ES

    Winnemucca ES

    Drake ES

    Greenbrae ES

    Lincoln Park ES

    Maxwell ES

    Mitchell ES

    Risley ES

    Kate Smith ES

    Billinghurst MS

    Clayton MS

    Dilworth (STEM)

    Sparks MS

    McQueen HS                       

    Sparks HS

    AACT

    Innovations High School

     

     Area 5/ Special Education Oversight
    North Valleys HS/ Turning Point

    Area Superintendent: Jen Van Tress
    Assistant: Donna Williams
    Phone: 775-789-4659  

    Elementary Schools Middle Schools High School

    Desert Heights ES

    Gomes ES

    Lemmon Valley ES

    Silver Lake ES

    Alice Smith ES

    Stead ES

     

    Cold Springs MS

    O'Brien (STEM)

    Picollo School

     

     

     

    North Valeys HS

    Turning Point


     

Contacts

  • Main District Office

    425 East Ninth Street
    Reno, NV 89512
    775-348-0200
     
     
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