Longtime White Pine County school administrator Caroline McIntosh has been named as Lyon County School District superintendent.
McIntosh, who is finalizing the details of a new contract, replaces outgoing Superintendent Nat Lommori, who is retiring at the end of this, his 15th year as Lyon County superintendent.
McIntosh, who served previously as assistant superintendent of White Pine County schools, said she is looking forward to working in a rapidly-growing school district.
"I just think it's such an honor," McIntosh said of being named to lead the state's fourth-largest school district.
The district is poised for more growth and could soon become the third-largest in the state, with the addition of two schools that are being built in Fernley.
McIntosh is familiar with Lyon County schools and with Lommori, in part because of her work as chairwoman on the state Commission on Educational Excellence, which is a state program that administers grants for teacher training and curriculum.
McIntosh previously worked in the real estate and healthcare fields before becoming an educator.
She worked in White Pine County for 14 years.
As superintendent, McIntosh said she'd like to see schools focus on career and technical education.
"Our students are the most important economic generators in the community, and it's so important that we provide rigor and relevance for our students."
McIntosh said she'd like to spend time acclimating herself to Lyon County's distinctive five unique attendance areas.
The district encompasses schools in rapidly-growing Fernley and Dayton, as well as Silver Springs, and the farming communities of Yerington and Smith Valley, where Lommori resides.
"Our endgame is to graduate students in each of the five attendance areas," she said.