Jhone M. Ebert is the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Nevada Department of Education. A lifelong educator, she began her career as a math teacher, later working as chief technology officer and chief innovation and productivity officer in Clark County School District, and as Senior Deputy Commissioner for P-20 Education at New York State Education Department. During her tenure, graduation rates increased, and achievement gaps closed. Superintendent Ebert champions equity and accessibility, seeking to close opportunity gaps and narrow the digital divide. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked to provide support and flexibility to districts and schools, while ensuring that vulnerable students receive the services they need, including nutrition services, broadband and devices, special education services, English learner supports, professional development for teachers, and social-emotional supports and resources for all community members. This work would not be possible without the relationships and knowledge gained during her 2019 Statewide Listening Tour, during which she visited all 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority.
Ebert is the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards, including the National School Board Association’s Technology Leadership Network 20 to Watch, CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame Award, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, the Fulbright Hayes Program scholarship, and an ISTE Impact Award. Ebert received her Master of Education in instructional and curricular studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from California State University Fresno.
She was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak effective April 2, 2019, and in her role, oversee 17 diverse school districts ranging from Clark County, the nation’s fifth largest district, to Esmeralda County, with an average student enrollment of under 100 students, and the State Public Charter School Authority.