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Steve Canavero

Steve Canavero, Ph.D., is an Area Director at WestEd in the Institutional Development Department. Steve served two appointments under Governor Brian Sandoval. Most recently he served as the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Nevada where he led the state’s education system serving nearly 450,000 students. Steve previously was appointed to serve as the first director of Nevada’s newly created State Public Charter School Authority. His initial work there resulted in Nevada’s charter school policy becoming one of the highest rated in the nation. Steve is serving his third term as a board member at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. He was elected by his fellow state school chiefs to the board of the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2017, is a member of Chiefs for Change, and an Aspen-Pahara Fellow.