Dr. Steve Canavero served as the superintendent of public instruction for the state of Nevada. Prior to his tenure as state superintendent, he was deputy superintendent of student achievement at the Nevada Department of Education. He previously served as the first director of the State Public Charter School Authority. Canavero has years of experience working in public education at the state and local levels, including a background in evaluation and planning and roles as a teacher and a principal. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s in ecology and systematic biology, Canavero earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno.