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According to a press release from the Washoe County School District, effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of that District. Martinez had served a year as Clark County Deputy Superintendent before he was tapped for the leadership role in Washoe.
The Washoe County Schools Board of Trustees didn’t give specific details for the decision, but according to Ralston Reports, Martinez was fired over misrepresenting his credentials.
At the time of his hire in Washoe, Martinez was considered a rising star in Nevada education leadership and given credit for with helping to raise graduation rates in both Clark and Washoe Counties.
Following Martinez departure, the District will be led by co-managers-Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Staff Kristen McNeill.
The Washoe County School District includes some 63,000 students.
Jon Ralston, Ralston Reports