I am humbled, honored, and excited to announce that my colleagues have again elected me president of the board, and that my colleagues statewide have voted me New School Board Member of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards. I put my heart and soul into this work for our schools, and I am grateful for their appreciation and endorsement of my efforts.

This coming year holds challenges and opportunities for our public schools. My promise to the community is to be thoughtful, forthcoming, and inclusive as we move through a time of transition. I’m proud of the improvements we’ve made, and look forward to building on those.

Doing the job of board president means I will have more need of community support for my campaign. If you can make a contribution or sign up to volunteer, those links are in the comments. Thank you for helping me continue to support our schools.

~ Beth Smith, School Board Trustee, District D

Do I represent you? If you live in this area of Reno, I represent you on the school board. I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about me, sign up for updates, engage with me on social media, or contact me—I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, or ideas about how we can improve our schools together as a community.

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Beth Smith is a Washoe County School Board Trustee for District D and a mom of two young boys.

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Today, we say thank you to Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill. In 1996, Dr. McNeill set the proverbial apple on her desk at Smithridge STEM Academy, thereby starting her career with the Washoe County School District as a 3rd grade teacher. Her talent shined through to students, staff, and families, and a few years later she became the principal at Lois Allen Elementary School. In 2008, she joined District leadership as Dir. of State and Federal Programs and advanced professionally until being named Superintendent of Schools in 2020. Dr. McNeill is a public servant who worked her way to the top with intelligence, integrity, commitment, and heart. Shes answered the call to guide our District at every opportunity for decades, including leading through the pandemic and selflessly coming out of retirement to unexpectedly serve our kids and community now. 

Its her final day in the role of Interim Superintendent before Mr. Joe Ernst assumes his official position as Superintendent on Monday, July 8. Please email her at Kristen.McNeill@washoeschools.net or express your gratitude the next time you see her out and about. She is the model for what we raise our children to be and what it means to love and serve our home of Washoe County. #thankyou 

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Washoe Education Association 
Education Alliance of Washoe County 
Nevada Department of Education 
Washoe Education Support Professionals - WESP 
Washoe County School Police Officers Association
Nevada Association of School Boards

Today, we say thank you to Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill. In 1996, Dr. McNeill set the proverbial apple on her desk at Smithridge STEM Academy, thereby starting her career with the Washoe County School District as a 3rd grade teacher. Her talent shined through to students, staff, and families, and a few years later she became the principal at Lois Allen Elementary School. In 2008, she joined District leadership as Dir. of State and Federal Programs and advanced professionally until being named Superintendent of Schools in 2020. Dr. McNeill is a public servant who worked her way to the top with intelligence, integrity, commitment, and heart. She's answered the call to guide our District at every opportunity for decades, including leading through the pandemic and selflessly coming out of retirement to unexpectedly serve our kids and community now.

It's her final day in the role of Interim Superintendent before Mr. Joe Ernst assumes his official position as Superintendent on Monday, July 8. Please email her at Kristen.McNeill@washoeschools.net or express your gratitude the next time you see her out and about. She is the model for what we raise our children to be and what it means to love and serve our home of Washoe County. #thankyou

Nevada State Education Association
Washoe Education Association
Education Alliance of Washoe County
Nevada Department of Education
Washoe Education Support Professionals - WESP
Washoe County School Police Officer's Association
Nevada Association of School Boards
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On the eve of our nations birthday, I am reminded of both the fragility and endurance of our freedom. Americas strongest moments are when its citizens use the power of their ballot to set the course of a future worthy of the dream of our forefathers and the revolutionaries who fought for it. When you win an election, you get an actual certificate. What looks like a piece of paper is really a commitment between you and the people you serve, set on the foundation of our democracy. Anyone truly worthy of your vote knows this. Remember that in November.  #starsandstripes  🇺🇸

On the eve of our nation's birthday, I am reminded of both the fragility and endurance of our freedom. America's strongest moments are when its citizens use the power of their ballot to set the course of a future worthy of the dream of our forefathers and the revolutionaries who fought for it. When you win an election, you get an actual certificate. What looks like a piece of paper is really a commitment between you and the people you serve, set on the foundation of our democracy. Anyone truly worthy of your vote knows this. Remember that in November. #starsandstripes 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

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Makenzie from Gerlach K-12 School just won a new car from Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda!!! 🚙 She’s the 2024 winner of the Senior Year Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway. Rising Class of 2025 Seniors, this could be you next June!

Each year, *all graduating seniors who attend school each day* can enter to win. And for the first time ever, the winner chose from three awesome options! This year saw a big increase in Washoe County School District students who qualified, and I’m so proud of them all for prioritizing their education and future. A huge thank you to Sandy Raffealli for sponsoring this amazing event in its 16th year. And Mackenzie’s win is extra special because she had perfect attendance from kindergarten all the way to the day she graduated AND she’s the first student who’s ever qualified for the contest from her school. Way to go!

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Makenzie from Gerlach K-12 School just won a new car from Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda!!! 🚙 She’s the 2024 winner of the Senior Year Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway. Rising Class of 2025 Seniors, this could be you next June!

Each year, *all graduating seniors who attend school each day* can enter to win. And for the first time ever, the winner chose from three awesome options! This year saw a big increase in Washoe County School District students who qualified, and I’m so proud of them all for prioritizing their education and future. A huge thank you to Sandy Raffealli for sponsoring this amazing event in its 16th year. And Mackenzie’s win is extra special because she had perfect attendance from kindergarten all the way to the day she graduated AND she’s the first student who’s ever qualified for the contest from her school. Way to go!

Alex Woodley
Adam Mayberry - Washoe County School Board Trustee
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