Board of School Trustees Appoint Dr. Jesus F. Jara, ED.D. as Superintendent

UPDATE: Newly appointed Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Jesus F. Jara, Ed.D. today released the following statement after the CCSD Board of School Trustees voted to appoint him as the next person to lead the nation’s fifth-largest school district:

“I’m humbled and honored to be chosen as the next Superintendent of the Clark County School District, and my excitement for the job has only grown seeing the passion of the entire CCSD community firsthand. I want to thank the Board for choosing me from a group of incredibly talented and dedicated candidates. Education changed my life; it gave me opportunity. Ensuring that every single student gets that same opportunity is why I first became a teacher and what drives my work every day. I could not be more eager to get to work alongside CCSD’s incredible teachers, principals, and staff to build on and accelerate the district’s progress, and I look forward to starting by listening to the entire Clark County community about what has been working and where we can continue to improve.”

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees have voted to appoint Jesus. F. Jara, Ed.D. as CCSD’s next superintendent. The vote came after the board conducted an extensive community outreach campaign to select the next person to lead the nation’s fifth-largest school district. His resume can be viewed here.

The Board of School Trustees will now enter into contract negotiations with Jara to formalize his appointment as superintendent of the Clark County School District.

Jara is expected to begin in June prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year.

For information regarding the superintendent search, visit To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit