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Rorie Fitzpatrick

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Rorie Fitzpatrick
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Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction
Former officeholder
In office
March 29, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Term ends
August 25, 2013
PredecessorJames Guthrie
Base salary$113,295
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 29, 2013
Appointed byGov. Brian Sandoval (R)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno
ProfessionDirector at WestEd
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Rorie Fitzpatrick is the director of Common Core State Standards implementation for WestEd, a San Francisco-based policy implementation research group.[1]

Fitzpatrick was the interim Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction. She served in this position since she was named to replace the vacancy left by James Guthrie's resignation on March 29, 2013.[2] Dale Erquiaga took over the post on August 26, 2013.[3]


Fitzpatrick was serving as Deputy Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction when she was named as interim Superintendent following James Guthrie's resignation on March 29, 2013. Fitzpatrick's educational career spans over two decades. Prior to joining the state education agency, she was on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno. The majority of her teaching experience has been children ages 5 and under with disabilities.[4]


  • BS, Agriculture, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.Ed, Early Childhood Special Education, University of Nevada, Reno

Political career

Superintendent of Public Instruction (2013-Present)

Fitzpatrick was the interim Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction. She was named this position on March 29, 2013 and served until the permanent superintendent, Dale Erquiaga, was appointed August 26, 2013.[2][4]



Fitzpatrick was appointed as interim Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction by Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) on March 29, 2013.[2]

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Preceded by
James Guthrie
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction
Succeeded by
Dale Erquiaga