Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jhone M. Ebert
Anyone who has worked with Jhone Ebert can attest that she brings a heart for education, a collaborative spirit, and transformative leadership to everything she does. She puts these qualities to work each day in her role as Superintendent of Public Instruction for Nevada, where she works tirelessly on behalf of Nevada's nearly 500,000 students and its 750 schools. In January 2023, she was Reappointed by Governor Joe Lombardo.
An equity champion, Ms. Ebert has rooted her career in the belief that the work is unfinished until every single child has what is needed to thrive in school and life. As State Superintendent, one of her proudest accomplishments is the successful shift in Nevada's 54-year-old funding formula to the Pupil Centered Funding Plan, a formula that allocates resources in a more equitable, student-centered way. The new formula is getting a $2 billion dollar boost from Governor Lombardo's executive budget proposal. Superintendent Ebert has also spearheaded effective educator retention and recruitment efforts to build out Nevada's teacher pipeline. This effort included investing more than $20 million dollars to Incentivize Pathways to Teaching. Under her leadership, the Nevada Department of Education has expanded Career and Technical Education opportunities to ensure Nevada students are future-ready. The program has seen a 32 percent increase in student enrollment in the completer level course, thus helping to ensure more students are eligible for the College and Career Readiness Diploma. Thanks to Superintendent Ebert's guidance, Nevada has proven itself to be a leader in computer science education. More than 95 percent of Nevada high school students attend a school that offers foundational computer science.
Ms. Ebert is a life-long learner. Her 30-year career has been fueled by her belief in the power of public education to change lives. Her honors include the UNLV College of Education Alumna of the Year, the International Society for Technology in Education's 2020 Annual Impact Award, the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network 20 to Watch, the CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame Award, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
Ms. 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.