Davis Takes Over as WCSD Interim Superintendent
After months of back-and-forth controversy and lawsuits, a new interim superintendent will be taking over Washoe County School District.
Monday, November 3rd 2014, 4:26 PM PST by
Ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez will have his last day leading Washoe County School District on Tuesday.
Last week the Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis to fill the role on an interim basis.
Davis is taking over at a tumultuous time for the district after a long string of lawsuits - and after tomorrow, a handful of potentially brand new boardmembers.
Davis was brought to Washoe County by Pedro Martinez to serve as his deputy superintendent. She says it's no secret the two of them are friends, but she says she's confident the district will be able to move past all the issues.
"I'm not nervous about it. We have great people working and so I think it'll be fine…I think my relationship with the board is very positive. I am very independent in my interactions with the Board of Trustees and I am fine with working with them."
Davis came to Washoe from Clark County after 17 years as a teacher, then principal, then area superintendent.
She says she plans to continue to work on the same goals that are already set here, namely boosting graduation rates.
But as for being superintendent in a more permanent capacity, she says she's undecided.
"I haven't gotten to that point yet. I'm at the point where I'm ready to fill in and continue the work. There's going to be a pivotal point where I'm going to have to make a decision, we all know that, and when that time comes, I'll be ready."
A timeline has not been set yet for when the board will appoint the new superintendent.