Steve Canavero

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Steve Canavero

Board Member

Senior Advisor,
WestEd

Steve Canavero is known for his education leadership in Nevada, where he served as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Nevada Department of Education. Previously, he was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the state’s director of the Public Charter School Authority and before that established and ran the Nevada Department of Education’s Office of Charter Schools.

Steve is a long-time charter veteran, having spent over 13 years working in and with charter schools in California as dean of students, principal and director of accountability.


Most Recent Posts
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...