Award-winning educator and former superintendent of the Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, NV, Traci Davis served more than 64,000 students, their families, and more than 8,000 employees. Her transformational and passionate educational leadership has resulted in sweeping gains in student achievement and performance as the District works toward its goal of “Every Child, By Name and Face, to Graduation.”
During her distinguished career as an educator, she has worked in a variety of schools ranging from at-promise to affluent, high-achieving to failing, and has helped transform learning environments in elementary-, middle- and high schools. She believes that we should have high academic expectations for all students so they graduate ready for college, careers, or military service. As the chief executive officer of the District, she oversees the day-to-day activities of WCSD, provides support to the Board of Trustees and manages the District’s Strategic Plan in support of the goals established by the Board.