Statement from Governor Sandoval:
“Dale has extensive experience working with the state’s largest school district, the Department of Education, and the Legislature on education reform in Nevada. I believe that as Nevada continues to reform the delivery of education, Dale is the right individual to lead the state forward. From his time as Chief Deputy Secretary of State to his time as senior advisor in my office, Dale has worked with stakeholders to research, develop and implement education policy throughout Nevada and I am confident he will continue to innovate and improve the delivery of education for our state’s children.”
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has named his former chief adviser to the top education post in Nevada.
Sandoval announced Tuesday that Dale Erquiaga would be the Superintendent of Public Instruction effective Aug. 26.
The governor says he's confident Erquiaga will continue to improve education for Nevada children, and cited Erquiaga's experience with school districts and the state Legislature.
Erquiaga served as Sandoval's senior adviser from 2010 to 2012. Prior to that, he was the executive director of government affairs at the Clark County School District, and worked as a consultant for clients including the district and the Nevada Association of School Superintendents.
He's a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and has a master's degree from Grand Canyon University.
He fills a vacancy left when James Guthrie resigned in March.