Statement from TMCC President Dr. Maria Sheehan on the selection of a new WCSD Superintendent:
"Truckee Meadows Community College welcomes back Pedro Martinez to the area as superintendent for the Washoe County School District. TMCC looks forward to working with the district on a variety of partnerships, in particular those focusing on college readiness for students."
UPDATE: Washoe County School District Board President Ken Grein tells News 4 that Pedro Martinez has accepted the superintendent job pending contract negotiations. Grein says Martinez told him he's honored to get the job.
Grein says Martinez is in Clark County now making arrangements to leave, and the hope to have him in Washoe County within a month.
Former superintendent Heath Morrison released a statement about Martinez getting his old job today.
Morrison said "The Board of Trustees has found its next leader to continue the important work happening in the Washoe County School District. I was pleased to bring Pedro to WCSD as deputy superintendent, and I am pleased he will continue the work we started together several years ago for the 63,000 children in Washoe County schools," Dr. Heath Morrison said. "I am confident Pedro and the Board of Trustees will continue to build on the strong foundation in Washoe County with continued success in the future. I will support Pedro and WCSD during this time of transition in any way I can."
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - At a public meeting this morning, members of the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select Pedro Martinez to serve as superintendent of the Washoe County School District pending successful contract negotiations.
Martinez is the current Deputy Superintendent of Clark County schools; He has been in that position since April 2011. He served the same role in Washoe County for about year prior to leaving for Clark County.
He has also worked for the Chicago Public School system.