February Luncheon – Common Core Symposium!

Washoe Republican Women invite you to attend our luncheon meeting on

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Featuring a Symposium  on

Common Core Standards


Virginia Starrett


Pedro Martinez

Former WCSD Superintendent

Special Guest Moderator

Sam Shad

Host of Nevada Newsmakers


The Atlantis Resort Casino

3800 South Virginia Street

Second Floor Banquet Rooms


 Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch begins at 11:40 am.  Program begins at Noon

            $25 WRW Members with Reservations    $30 Non-Members with Reservations          

$35 Members or Non-Members after Friday, February 13

Please RSVP by 4:00 Friday, February 13, 2015

To: Dian VanderWell at (775) 772-7146, or email  wrw.rsvp@gmail.com

Check or cash for payment at the door


Should you need to cancel your reservation, please do so before 12:00 pm, February 13, 2015

If you do not attend, and fail to cancel your reservation you will be invoiced $35.00

Virginia Starrett received her Masters Degree in English, Summa Cum Laude, from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1992. She was an English instructor at CSUF from 1992 to 2004, and at Western Nevada College from 2009 to 2012. Currently, she is the Administrator of Lone Mountain Writers. While at CSUF, Mrs. Starrett was a grader and an advisor for the English Writing Proficiency Exam; a liaison for the Collaborative Academic Preparation Initiative (CAPI) grant; and managing editor of the South Coast Poetry Journal.

Mr. Martinez received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1992 and his MBA from DePaul University in 2006. He was the Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Public Schools from 2003- 2009. At that time he accepted the position of Deputy Superintendent of the Washoe County School District. In 2011, he became the Deputy Superintendent of the Clark County School District. From 2012-2014, Mr. Martinez was the Superintendent of Schools for WCSD. Gov. Sandoval has chosen Mr. Martinez to lead a potential statewide “achievement school district”.