Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed a former CCSD administrator to the state’s top education position.
Announced in a press release today, Jhone Ebert will begin as superintendent of public instruction for the Nevada Department of Education on April 2. She replaces Steve Canavero, who resigned Feb. 6.
Ebert is currently the senior deputy commissioner for education policy at the New York State Education Department where she advises the state commissioner and board of regents on policy and programs from early childhood through postsecondary education. She previously spent 25 years within Clark County School District, first as a math teacher and later as as chief innovation and productivity officer and chief technology officer.
Ebert has a master of education in instructional and curricular studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from California State University Fresno.
In a statement, Sisolak said. “Jhone is a lifelong educator and change leader with extensive experience both in the classroom and in administrative roles, including 25 years in Nevada schools. I have no doubt that she is the best person to get our schools back on track and set Nevada students up for success in K-12 and beyond.”
More than 30 people applied for the superintendent job. Ebert was one of six candidates chosen to be interviewed by an education department subcommittee and one of three finalists sent to Sisolak for possible appointment.
Jonathan Moore, who has been serving as acting superintendent, will return to his previous position as deputy superintendent of student achievement.