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August 18, 2019

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Sisolak tabs acting Nevada superintendent of public instruction

Jonathan Moore will take over as the state’s acting state superintendent of public instruction on Thursday, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office announced today.

The assignment comes after Steve Canavero announced his resignation from the post in late January. His last day is Wednesday.

“I want to sincerely thank Dr. Canavero for his service to our state and Nevada’s students, and I want to thank the employees of the Department of Education who continue to work tirelessly on behalf of Nevada’s students and educators to move Nevada’s education system forward,” Sisolak said in a statement. “I am thrilled that Dr. Moore has accepted the role of acting superintendent, and I know that he will lead the Department faithfully during this time of transition. In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with the State Board of Education on the appointment process for a new superintendent.”

Canavero was appointed superintendent by then-Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2016 after serving as Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement, a position Moore held until his appointment.

Moore also previously served as the deputy associate superintendent of K-12 academic standards for the Arizona Department of Education.