Thank you for your interest in the Washoe County School District! This information is provided as a courtesy to our future teachers.
Overview of WCSD
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) includes the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area, Incline Village, Gerlach, Empire and Wadsworth.
There are 64 elementary schools, a special education school, 17 middle schools, and 11 comprehensive high schools in WCSD. High school students may also apply to attend Truckee Meadows Community College High School (a magnet school), Washoe Innovations High School (an alternative school), or the Academy for Arts, Careers and Technology, which offers a wide range of advanced-level occupational courses.
Additionally, WCSD sponsors eight public charter schools.
Preparing to Teach in WCSDWCSD is looking for teachers who teach highly engaging and rigorous instruction using the Nevada Academic Content Standards. As you prepare to teach in WCSD, consider these instructional shifts for the Common Core:Instructional Shifts for the Common Core
Six Shifts in ELA/Literacy Six Shifts in Math
- Balancing Informational and Literary Text
- Building Knowledge in the Disciplines
- Staircase of Complexity
- Text-Based Answers
- Writing From Sources
- Academic Vocabulary
- Deep Understanding
- Dual Intensity
We encourage all new teachers to be familiar with the following teaching practices:
For questions regarding teaching in the Washoe County School District, please contact:
Janet L. Pulleyn, Ph.D.
Coordinator for University Partnerships
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.