“Our WCSD Promise: To know every student by name, strength and need”

Our WCSD Promise is to know every student by name, strength and need so they graduate prepared for the future they choose, and we will deliver on this promise in partnership with our families and community. This week we shared with our Trustees and our community the excellence targets we have set to measure progress toward our five goals over the next three years. You can click here to see a summary of our strategic plan. While this summary document is a short four pages, the goals, targets and actions in it reflect a bold vision for what our students – with the unwavering support of their families and teachers – can achieve.   Our new strategic plan challenges all of us to aim higher, to work harder and to believe that when we raise the bar for excellence, our children can and will reach it . I know it seems daunting, but know that as your superintendent, I will be relentless in identifying and eliminating policies and practices that create barriers for our families and school team

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library comes to Washoe County!

Can you remember your favorite childhood book? Mine was the "Poky Little Puppy," which my father would read with me all the time. Just thinking about reading that book brings me joy—and I believe every child deserves the joy that comes from a love of books. And soon they will have that experience. This weekend marks a historic moment for Washoe County children and families as we celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library on Saturday, September 23.       Thanks to one of my heroes, Dolly Parton, and the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, every child in Washoe County from birth to age 5 is now eligible to receive a free book each month through Dolly’s Imagination Library . If you are currently pregnant or expecting, or if you are the parent or guardian of children under the age of 5, you can click here to sign up today!