Administration

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jonathan P. Moore, Ed.D.
Please see Jonathan's bio below.
Executive Team
Jonathan P. Moore, Ed.D.
Jonathan P. Moore, Ed.D.
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jonathan Moore, Ed.D. is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement the Nevada Department of Education. Jonathan began serving in this role in November 2018. Under the leadership of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jonathan oversees the offices of; Assessment, Data, and Accountability Management; Career Readiness, Adult Learning and Education Options; Early Learning and Development; Special Education; Standards and Instructional Support; and Student and School Support. Jonathan previously served as the Deputy Associate Superintendent of K-12 Academic Standards at the Arizona Department of Education where he played a major role in the adoption of the state’s academic standards for English Language Arts (2016), Mathematics (2016), Science (2018), and Social Studies (2018). Jonathan also led a team of his colleagues in the state’s initiative to redesign its system for MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) among other initiatives. Prior to this role, he was a Principal of a K-8 school in South Phoenix where his students showed significant improvements in Mathematics and Reading. Also under his leadership, teacher effectiveness and teacher retention improved. Jonathan served as a 2007 Teach For America Corps Member. He earned a bachelor’s in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago. He also earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation, both from Arizona State University.
Vacant
Deputy Superintendent for Business and Support Services
Vacant
Deputy Superintendent for Educator Effectiveness & Family Engagement
Gregory Bortolin
Gregory Bortolin
Public Information Officer
Greg Bortolin was appointed as the Public Information Officer in February of 2016. He is the Department of Education’s communications contact for media relations, social media and public records requests.

Greg is a Trustee for Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit that delivers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.

Greg spent the first 10 years of his career in journalism, principally as a sports writer at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2001, Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn appointed Greg as his Director of Communications and Press Secretary. Greg spent nearly 15 years in the Nevada System of Higher Education, first as the Manager of Media Relations at the University of Nevada, Reno and later as the Director of Communications and Government Affairs at the Desert Research Institute.

Greg is a product of the Carson City School District. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact:
775.687.9201
Christy McGill
Director of Safe and Respectful Learning Environment

Christy McGill is the director of the Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environment for the Department of Education in Nevada. Their mission is to train, empower, educate, collaborate, advocate, and intervene in order to ensure that every student in Nevada, regardless of any differing characteristic or interest feels fully protected physically, emotionally, and socially. McGill was the former director of Healthy Communities Coalition. During her role as the director she brought together people and agencies to build a school based health hub without walls in rural Nevada to serve the needs of the community and students. She believes that radical inclusion, love and acceptance are tools for sweeping social change, and that everyone should be part of creating work, school, and community spaces that bring out the best in people.
Sarah Nick
Management Analyst III

Sarah Nick joined the Department of Education after learning about their Fastest Improving State in the Nation vision and supports the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Strategic Planning and legislation. A longtime educator in Title I and English Language Learning classrooms, Sarah received a Golden Apple for Outstanding Instruction in South Florida before supporting a large school district with the underrepresentation of minority students in Gifted and Talented identifications, standards-based assessment, and consolidating their student information system among other intrapreneurial projects. Her time in classrooms included coaching teachers and student teachers to use data to inform instruction and manage classrooms. Sarah holds a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University and a MsEd in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.