Superintendent of Public Instruction
Governor Steve Sisolak appointed Jhone Ebert as the superintendent of public instruction for the Nevada Department of Education, effective April 2nd. Ebert is a life-long educator with executive-level expertise in state and district education administration and decades of experience working with diverse students, geographies, and educational delivery models. From 2015 until her appointment as Superintendent, she served as the senior deputy commissioner for P-20 education policy at the New York State Education Department. In this role, Ebert was the senior education policy advisor to the state commissioner and Board of Regents, leading policymaking and programs affecting teaching and learning from early childhood through postsecondary education, or P-20. During her tenure, graduation rates in New York increased and achievement gaps narrowed. Previously, Ebert served in the Clark County School District (CCSD) for 25 years, most recently as chief innovation and productivity officer and chief technology officer. Ebert served in a variety of leadership roles within CCSD and began her education career as a mathematics teacher in Las Vegas. Ebert is the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards, including the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network 20 to Watch, CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame Award, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, and the Fulbright-Hayes Program scholarship. Ebert received her Master of Education in instructional and curricular studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from California State University Fresno.