Divisions & Offices

    Superintendent's Office


    Steve Canavero, Ph.D,
    Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Superintendent's Offices
    Office Overview     Leadership 
    Achievement School District (ASD)

    A unique school district in Nevada tasked with turning around Nevada’s persistently failing schools.

    Brett Barley
    Public Information Officer The Public Information Officer handles media relations & public record requests while managing the department's website and social media activities. Greg Bortolin
    Safe and Respectful Learning Environment 

    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.

    Christy McGill
    State Board of Education

    Acts as an advocate and visionary for all children and sets the policy

    Karen Johansen


      Business and Support Services Division


      Roger Rahming
      Deputy Superintendent

      Business and Support Division Offices
      Office Overview Leadership 
      Audit Pupil enrollment and attendance, grants, internal controls, Title I Comparability, A-133s, compliance with NRS 387, and special requests. Michael Schafer
      Department Support Provides budget, contracts, fiscal & IT support to the Nevada Dept. of Education to ensure efficient and effective use of public funds. Andrea McCalla
      District Support Information coming soon. Adrienne Monroe


        Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement Division


        Dena Durish
        Deputy Superintendent


        Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement
        Office Overview Leadership 
        Educator Licensure 

        Our mission is to provide top-quality customer service
        and to effectively & efficiently evaluate educator license applications in an expeditious manner, while ensuring that only those fully-qualified are licensed.

        Jason Dietrich
        Educator Development & Support 
        NEPF-Nevada Educator Performance Framework,
        Educator Preparation, Nevada Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators,Title II-, Great Teaching/Leading, Professional Development, Teacher of the Year
        Kat Galland-Collins
        Parental Involvement & Family Engagement  Was established in 2012 (NRS 385.630) to actively promote & support participation & engagement of families and communities. Alberto Quintero


          Student Achievement Division


          Brett Barley
          Deputy Superintendent


          Student Achievement Division
          Office Overview Leadership
          Assessment, Data & Accountability Management

          ADAM’s crosscutting mission is central to all Nevada Department of Education offices and to Nevada districts, schools, parents and educators.  ADAM performs several functions critical to the effectiveness of the NDE as a change agent by informing the evaluation of effectiveness of schools, districts, and of State and federal improvement programs. 

          ADAM provides data and information to inform the improvement of systems of support aligned to the goals and objectives of Nevada Ready! the State Improvement Plan. 

          ADAM assures the validity, reliability and transparency of all processes related to the collection, management, and production of data related to the State-required assessments and to the statewide system of accountability (Nevada School Performance Framework or NSPF). Data is monitored and validated through well-designed and uniform processes for interacting with district users during data collection and production.

          Peter Zutz
          Career Readiness, Adult Learning & Education Options  Dedicated to developing innovative educational
          opportunities for students to acquire skills for productive employment and lifelong learning.
          Kristine Nelson

          Early Learning & Development 

          NV State Pre-k, Pre-k Development Grant, Head Start State Collaboration Office Grant, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant, and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Dollars

          Patricia Oya
          Special Education 

          This program is committed to ensuring that ALL students in Nevada are college-and career-ready upon exit from the public school system.

          Will Jensen
          Standards & Instructional Support 
           Corroboration and monitoring of the statewide content standards adoption and implementation plan.  
           Facilitation of the development and vetting of statewide instructional materials aligned to the standards and designed to support the Nevada educational K-12 system.  
          Dave Brancamp
          Student & School Supports  Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate, ELL, GEAR UP, Homeless Children & Youths/McKinney-Vento, Indian Education, School Improvement, Striving Readers, Title I, 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Seng Dao Keo