Traci Davis

Superintendent of Washoe County School District

On October 28, 2014, Traci Davis was appointed as the Interim Superintendent for the Washoe County School District, the second largest school district in Nevada serving over 63,000 students. The Superintendent, as Chief Executive Officer, oversees the day-to-day activities of the District. Ms. Davis provides support to the School Board and the Washoe County School District by managing the Strategic Plan in accordance with established goals.

Prior to being appointed to the role of Interim Superintendent, Traci Davis served as the Deputy Superintendent for the Washoe County School District. Ms. Davis was responsible for the academic achievement of the entire District’s 93 schools, the school accountability/school improvement processes, and coordination of all related activities. Ms. Davis was focused closing the achievement gap, preparing graduates for college and careers, and supporting educator effectiveness.

Additionally, the Deputy Superintendent was responsible for the following departments:

  • Office of Academics
  • Office of School Performance
  • Office of Accountability
  • Student Support Services / Special Education
  • Student Accounting

Prior to becoming the Deputy Superintendent for Washoe County, Davis worked 16 years in the Clark County School District. She served in a variety of roles ranging from teacher, Title I Interventionist, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Area Superintendent. During her tenure, she developed programs to increase student achievement. She assisted with the Superintendent’s initiative, called “A Look Ahead”, that implemented programming to target predicted high school dropouts all in an attempt to increase graduation rates. Ms. Davis was recognized with the Nevada National Distinguished Principal Award in 2011 for her efforts in transforming an at-risk school.

Ms. Davis holds the following degrees: Educational Specialist from Nova Southwestern University, with a focus on school administration; a Master’s degree of Education in Educational Technology from Lesley College; and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

As a native Nevadan, Ms. Davis is committed to closing all achievement gaps for students in Washoe County School District. Her motto is simple, “Achievement is not a place, it is a belief!” Her strong belief is that we should have high academic expectations for all students so that by graduation they will be college or career ready!