WCSD Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Susan Enfield as New Superintendent of Schools

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell
775.333.3789
775.772.2907
vcampbell@washoeschools.net

 

  WCSD Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Susan Enfield as New Superintendent of Schools

Reno, NV. (April 26, 2022) – During a special public meeting, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Susan Enfield to serve as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill will retire on June 30.

Dr. Enfield has served as superintendent of schools for Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington since 2012, and has also worked for Seattle Public Schools and Portland Public Schools. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and Harvard University, where she earned her doctorate. During her tenure at Highline Public Schools, she and her staff made significant strides in closing achievement and opportunity gaps for students and raised the graduation rate from 62 percent in 2013 to more than 83 percent in 2021.

The Board of Trustees hired The Bryan Group (TBG) to coordinate the search for Dr. McNeill’s replacement. Beginning in January, TBG recruited representatives for a Search Advisory Group (SAG) which was tasked with:

  • collecting community data via interviews, focus groups, and surveys
  • screening superintendent applications
  • conducting and analyzing short interviews
  • analyzing long interviews
  • arranging and conducting onsite visits for the five candidate finalists
  • assisting TBG in creating candidate recommendations for the Board of Trustees

Members of the community— including families, students, business representatives, and District employees— were invited to meet the five finalists on April 18 and were also invited to attend public Board meetings where the candidates were interviewed by Trustees. In addition, the community had an opportunity to submit input about the candidates via an online survey. This information was provided to the Board of Trustees prior to the meeting, where public comment was also welcomed.

The Board of Trustees will now begin negotiations with Dr. Enfield surrounding contract terms that will be included in the initial offer of employment.

 

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe Nombró a la Dr. Susan Enfield como Nueva Superintendente de Escuelas

Reno, NV. (April 26, 2022) –Durante una reunión pública extraordinaria, el Consejo Administrativo del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe nombro a la Dr. Enfield para servir como superintendente del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe. La Superintendente Dr. Kristen McNeill se jubilará el 30 de junio.

La Dr. Enfield ha servido como superintendente de las escuelas para las escuelas de Highline en Burien Washington desde el 2012 y también ha trabajado para las escuelas públicas de Seattle y Portland. Es graduada de la Universidad de California, Berkeley, Standford y Harvard donde obtuvo su doctorado. Durante su tiempo en las escuelas de Highline Public Schools, ella y su personal lograron importantes cambios para cerrar la brecha de oportunidades para los estudiantes e incrementar la tasa de graduación del 62 porciento en el 2013 a más del 83 porciento en el 2021.

El Consejo Directivo contrato a la compañía The Bryan Group (TBG) para coordinar la búsqueda para reemplazar a la Dr. Kristen McNeill.

Comenzando en enero, TBG recluto a representantes para un grupo consultivo de búsqueda (SAG) que se encargaron de:

  • Agrupar datos comunitarios por medio de entrevistas, grupos de enfoque y encuestas
  • Revisar solicitudes de superintendente
  • Conducir y analizar entrevistas breves
  • Analizar entrevistas extensas
  • Establecer y realizar visitas en persona para los cinco finalistas
  • Asistir a TBG para crear recomendaciones de los candidatos para el Consejo Directivo

Los miembros de la comunidad- incluyendo familias, estudiantes, representantes de negocios y empleados del distrito- fueron invitados para conocer a los cinco finalistas el 18 de abril y también fueron invitados a asistir a las reuniones públicas del consejo donde los candidatos fueron entrevistados por los candidatos. Esta información se presentó al Consejo Directivo antes de la junto, donde también se recibieron comentarios públicos.

El Consejo Directivo ahora comenzará negociaciones con Dr. Enfield sobre los términos del contrato que se incluirán en la oferta inicial de empleo.

 

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