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
2021 NACSA Leadership Conference Reflections
Black and Brown leaders are central to educational equity. They need our support.              – Naomi Shelton @ The 2021 NACSA Leadership Conference As the...
For Charter School Renewal, It’s About Active Listening
NACSA’s 2021 Supplemental Renewal Guidance encourages authorizers to approach COVID-era renewals with both an equity and high-quality accountability lens. The guidance offers sample questions and responses for authorizers, but is...
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...