Darryl Wyatt

In his 17 years of principalship, Dr. Darryl C. Wyatt has cultivated a systematic and community-oriented approach to leadership, the impacts of which have rippled far beyond the individual schools which he has served. As principal of Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary, Wyatt has helmed an impressive turnaround effort, leading the once-underperforming school from two-star to three-star status in just one year’s time, with double digit gains in both ELA and Math. When Woolley was identified as a Turnaround School, Wyatt was quick to take action, but did not miss the opportunity to engage families in decision-making about how to leverage additional funding to improve the school experience for Woolley learners. Parents advocated for more instructional time, lower classroom ratios, and more technology. Wyatt eagerly met these requests while also modifying the school’s RTI system and leading Woolley’s PLCs toward deeper focus on standards-based instruction. With Woolley’s year-to-year growth among the highest in the state, Wyatt was invited to present on these strategies at the state’s Victory Symposium and has embarked on individual legislative advocacy to secure adequate funding for underperforming schools in Nevada. Wyatt has represented his district across the country as a recruiter and is active in multiple professional and community contexts. He holds B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.