The Washoe County School Board has chosen Angie Taylor as is its newest Trustee, after former Trustee Dave Aiazzi resigned earlier this month due to a health issue.
Trustees chose Taylor after hours of interviews with four other candidates: Carlos Ledon, Diane Nicolet, Darcie Smith and Jean Stoess. Taylor will represent District E, an area which encompasses northwest Reno.
Last week the list of candidates was narrowed from 17 to five, but in the end they chose Taylor. “If we really want to build a strong school district that has a strong influence on the community, we need to win the game. And winning the game is actually building the proficiency in students.”
Each candidate was asked six questions and had up to 30 minutes to state their case. Questions ranged from whether they agree with Common Core Curriculum to the district's strategic plan.
Taylor has a background in athletics with the University of Nevada and she says her experiences throughout her life made her a good candidate.
The winning candidate will be sworn in on December 9th. And two newly elected trustees will be sworn in in January.