(AP) — The interim state superintendent of Nevada schools is taking the job on a permanent basis.
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that Steve Canavero was selected for the job, after interviews with three people the state education board had passed along.
Canavero worked as a teacher and a principal before becoming the first director of Nevada's State Public Charter School Authority. He later became a deputy state superintendent, and took over as chief of the department over the summer when then-superintendent Dale Erquiaga took a job in the governor's office.
He lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters.
The superintendent job was posted online on dozens of sites through the Careers in Government posting service, but only attracted a handful of applicants.