Sisolak names Jhone Ebert next education superintendent

Jhone Ebert will be Nevada's next superintendent of public instruction.
Jhone Ebert will be Nevada’s next superintendent of public instruction.

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.

April Corbin
Reporter | April Corbin is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. Most recently she covered local government for Las Vegas Sun. She has also been a staff writer at LEO Weekly, web editor of Las Vegas Weekly and a blogger documenting bike share systems’ efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities. An occasional adjunct journalism professor, April steadfastly rejects the notion that journalism is a worthless major. Amid the Great Recession, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she served as editor-in-chief of its student newspaper. She later earned an M.A. in media studies and a graduate certificate in media management from The New School for Public Engagement. April serves as treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists Las Vegas pro chapter and is an at-large member of the Asian American Journalists Association. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise. She lives with her boyfriend, his toddler, three mutts and five chickens. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, exploring Nevada and defending selfies.


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