LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year veteran of Clark County schools will be taking over as the district’s second in command.

Superintendent Dwight Jones announced Monday that Pat Skorkowsky will take over as deputy superintendent of Las Vegas-area schools on Aug. 1. He fills the vacancy left after Pedro Martinez took the helm of Washoe County schools.

Skorkowsky has served as a teacher, elementary school principal, middle school principal, and most recently as an associate superintendent. He also worked closely with Martinez to implement the district’s reform efforts, including a push to raise the graduation rate.

Skorkowsky grew up in Oklahoma and has a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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