Dr. Mike Paul Named Central Office Administrator of the Year for Nevada

Dr. Mike PaulLongtime WCSD Employee Receives State Recognition

Dr. Mike Paul Named Central Office Administrator of the Year for Nevada 

Reno, NV (January 22, 2018) – Dr. Mike Paul, director of Professional Growth Systems for the Washoe County School District (WCSD), has been named Central Office Administrator of the Year by the Nevada Central Office Administrators’ Association (NCOA).

“Mike Paul works hard to provide our 8,000-plus employees with the ongoing guidance they need to support our students as they learn,” said WCSD Superintendent Traci Davis. “I am tremendously proud that he has received this honor and grateful for his positive impact on teaching, learning, and student achievement in our District.”

“In working with so many great people in Washoe County and school districts across our state, I am humbled to receive this honor,” said Dr. Paul, who has worked for the District since 1998. “I’m grateful to be in the position to assist our District and make it a great place for our kids. My team certainly deserves to take credit for this award. I couldn’t do it without them.”

Dr. Paul began his career in WCSD as a teacher before becoming an assistant principal and principal. In 2013, he was named Peer Assistance and Review Coordinator where he implemented a Districtwide system of support and feedback for all WCSD teachers and administrators.  In 2015 Dr. Paul assumed his current role as director of Professional Growth Systems.

“Mike has been instrumental in ensuring that we have a robust evaluation system with accountability and support in place for our staff members,” said Dawn Huckaby, chief human resources officer for WCSD. “As a result of his leadership, we have specific evaluation measures in place for each of our diverse bargaining units, enabling the District to ensure all of our staff members are receiving the support they need to work effectively on behalf of our students.”


Dr. Paul also works with staff to provide ongoing professional learning opportunities for District administrators, and uses Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants to bring Project Based Learning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) instructional support, and 21st Century learning into schools.