Pedro Martinez serves as the superintendent for the Washoe County School District, overseeing the success of the District’s 93 schools and the reform efforts in Envision WCSD 2015 – Investing In Our Future. Martinez previously worked for WCSD between 2009 and 2011 as deputy superintendent when he was at the forefront of the development and implementation of the District’s strategic plan. Prior to becoming WCSD superintendent, Martinez served as the deputy superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD), the nation’s 5th largest school district serving 310,000 students. He oversaw the district’s 357 schools and academic departments. Under his leadership, CCSD implemented academic reforms across all levels, including the largest graduation initiative in the District’s history that resulted in all 49 high schools making gains and the District surpassing its graduation rate goal. During his time in CCSD, Martinez led efforts that focused on college and career readiness, including the increase of student participation and performance rates in acceleration classes, Advanced Placement courses, and dual enrollment programs.