Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky was selected as Nevada Superintendent of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) during its annual conference in Reno on Nov. 19.
Skorkowsky began his career 28 years ago as an elementary school teacher. He was appointed as an interim superintendent in March 2013 before securing a permanent position later that year following a national search.
NASB selected Skorkowsky for working with local government officials and organizations to strengthen statewide programs and improve college and career readiness, safety, graduation rate, and community engagement.
"When Pat speaks on behalf of public education and the students of Nevada, he makes it clear that he speaks for all the students in the state, not just those residing in Clark County,” the NASB said during their announcement.
NASB also honored Vegas PBS with the Media Award for Outstanding Education Content Delivery. The board called Inside Education "one of Vegas PBS' most vital local productions" for increasing transparency and accountability to students, parents, and taxpayers within the Clark County School District.
Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell accepted the award on behalf of the station.