Dr. Steve Canavero

Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Nevada

Steve Canavero, Ph.D., is serving as the Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), effective September 4, 2015. Dr. Canavero 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. Dr. Canavero 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, Dr. Canavero earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. When Dr. Canavero is not working he along with his wife and two daughters can be found on a lake or ski hill – weather dependent.