Pedro Martinez joined SAISD as superintendent in June 2015. Before coming to SAISD, Martinez was Superintendent-in-Residence for the Nevada Department of Education and was responsible for advising the Governor’s office and the State Superintendent of Instruction on education policy decisions. Prior to that, he served as superintendent for the 64,000-student Washoe County School District, covering the Reno, Nevada area. While in Washoe County, Mr. Martinez improved graduation rates and increased the percentage of students participating in and passing the Advanced Placement exam. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Public Schools under the leadership of Arne Duncan. His employment history reflects that he is a data-driven leader with a strong financial background and in-depth knowledge of academic reform strategies. Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in the private, nonprofit and public education sectors.
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