For now, it looks like Judy Peppler will not be leaving her job as the Wake County school system's chief transformation officer.
The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting that this morning the Washoe County school system's board of trustees named Pedro Martinez as the new superintendent. Peppler was one of five finalists for the job of running the 62,000-student district in Nevada.
The wild card here is that Martinez, the deputy superintendent of Clark County schools in Nevada, is also a finalist for superintendent of Philadelphia schools. Martinez faced scrutiny in Washoe after media reports had him saying he'd prefer the job with the much larger Philadelphia schools, which have 146,000 students.
During her interview on Wednesday, Peppler told the Washoe board of trustees that she considers herself to be a West Coast person and would like to return to that part of the country. Before attending the Broad Superintendents Academy and coming to Wake, Peppler was the state president of Qwest Communications in Oregon.