Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction

Steve Canavero, Ph.D.


Steve  Canavero, Ph.D., is serving as the Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), effective September 4, 2015. Steve recently served as the Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement at NDE and was previously the first Director of the newly created State Public Charter School Authority. Steve brings years of experience working in public education at the state and local level. He has a background in evaluation and planning and worked as a teacher and principal. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology, Steve earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. When Steve is not working, he can be found with his wife and two daughters on a lake or ski hill – weather dependent.