Assistant: Christina Marquez
It is my honor to serve as Area 1 Superintendent in the Washoe County School District. I have worked at the Washoe County School District for 22 years. I began my career in the business office as a classified employee. After receiving my teaching degree from the University of Nevada, Reno I worked as a teacher at both Lincoln Park and Peavine Elementary Schools. In my role as a teacher, I started to take on leadership opportunities to support family engagement and supporting my peers through mentoring. I then moved from the classroom to serve as an Instructional Coach and Dean of Students at Lincoln Park ES.
I began my administrative career working two years at Lois Allen Elementary School as an Assistant Principal. My first principalship was at Silver Lake ES. During my time at Silver Lake, I led an amazing group of teachers and together we worked to build a strong culture of excellence. Through our work in the PLC Process and implementing the NVACS we were able to become a Five Star School. From there, I was appointed principal of Elmcrest Elementary School as part of the WCSD Acceleration Zone. At Elmcrest we worked as a staff to focus on not only academic growth, but also on social emotional learning for all students and staff. We implemented PBIS, SEL, Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Practices at our school, as well as having a focus on Equity and Diversity.
As the Area 1 Superintendent, I am committed to supporting my principals and schools by ensuring they have what they need to support their students, families, and community. Through this collaboration, we will ensure both social-emotional and academic achievement for all students, while providing opportunities for every student to graduate from high school ready for college or a highly-skilled career.