LAS VEGAS – Superintendent Dwight Jones announced today that Pat Skorkowsky will serve as the new deputy superintendent for the Clark County School District, replacing Pedro Martinez, who left to become the superintendent of the Washoe County School District.
Skorkowsky has worked for CCSD for more than 24 years, serving as a teacher, elementary school principal, middle school principal, academic manager and most recently as an associate superintendent.
“Pat was a critical partner for Mr. Martinez this year in instituting our reform initiatives. He believes in the path we have taken to raise the academic bar and ensure every child is 'Ready by Exit,'” Jones said. “Pat’s professional motto is ‘Every student, every classroom, without excuses, without exception.’ I think that’s just right.”
CCSD has enjoyed improved results in student achievement in 2012 following a year of implementing reform initiatives, including a six percent increase in graduation rates and improvements in almost every grade level and every subject on the Criterion-Referenced Test.
Skorkowsky said he will continue to implement the reform initiatives put in place by Jones and Martinez.
“I believe that CCSD is on the right track to ensure that every child is 'Ready by Exit,' and I look forward to working with our staff to continue our path of reform initiatives,” Skorkowsky said. “We need to stay the course, make corrections where we need to and let the reform vision for the District take root so each and every one of our students benefit from increased academic rigor.”
School Board President Linda Young echoed the support for Mr. Skorkowsky. "My fellow trustees and I welcome Pat to this leadership role," Young said. "He will make an exceptional leader for the District and partner for the Board as we move the Clark County School District from the fastest growing to the fastest improving district."
During his tenure as the associate superintendent for Area Service Center 2, Skorkowsky worked with 108 of the District's elementary, middle and high schools. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Skorkowsky begins his new position Aug. 1.
-- From news release