WCSD Superintendent
Nov 02, 2020
Dr. Kristen McNeill
WCSD Superintendent

Dr. Kristen McNeill is a native Nevadan who moved to the Reno-Sparks area in 1996. She has worked for more than two decades in public education. She taught grades 2 through 6 before becoming a principal at Lois Allen Elementary School and Marvin Moss Elementary School.

Dr. McNeill became the WCSD Director of State and Federal Programs/K-16 Initiatives in 2008, then was named Chief Strategies Officer in 2010. She assumed the duties of Chief of Staff for the Washoe County School District in 2012, and also served as Interim Superintendent in the summer of 2012.

In September of 2015, Dr. McNeill was appointed the Deputy Superintendent position for WCSD. In that role, she oversaw the areas of Office of School Leadership, Office of Academics, and the Strategies Office. In July of 2019, Dr. McNeill was appointed by the Board of Trustees as the Interim Superintendent, essentially serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Washoe County School District.  She was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Washoe County School District in April 2020.

Dr. McNeill will be giving an update on the challenges WCSD has faced in launching the school year under the threats and restrictions of COVID-19 and also some of the successes.