WCSD Board of Trustees Appoints Sharon Kennedy to Represent District A

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell




WCSD Board of Trustees Appoints

Sharon Kennedy to Represent District A



Reno, NV (Sept. 23, 2020) – In a unanimous vote, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees has appointed Sharon Kennedy to represent District A for the remainder of the current term, which expires in January. Kennedy retired from WCSD last summer after working as a teacher, site administrator, and principal in the District since 2002.


Most recently, Kennedy served on the WCSD Reopening Task Force, working with District staff to prepare for a return to learning during the fall semester. Previously, she also worked as a registered nurse for more than two decades. In her application, Kennedy wrote that her professional background in the fields of both education and healthcare would prove useful during the current COVID-19 pandemic.


“In both of my professional careers, nursing and education, I have had a reputation for integrity, honesty, diligence, and directness,” Kennedy wrote. “I understand school budgets, staffing, and funding resources. I believe that my experience and strengths allow me to offer a unique perspective that can be a benefit to the Board… At this point in my life, I am not looking to prove anything, but I am looking to make a difference.”


“We are thrilled to welcome Trustee Kennedy to the Board of Trustees,” said Board President Malena Raymond. “We had an outstanding group of applicants for this seat, and it was a tough decision. But Trustee Kennedy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, and we look forward to working with her.”


Trustee Sharon Kennedy will represent District A, which covers south Reno and Incline Village. The seat was previously held by Scott Kelley, who resigned last month. Twelve candidates submitted their names for consideration, and four candidates were interviewed during the regular public meeting.




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