LAS VEGAS — Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead announced today, Monday, the launch of Battle Born Education Heroes, a new program aimed at acknowledging teachers and educators throughout the state.
Throughout the school year, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead and community partners will review submissions for a Battle Born Education Hero and select someone who emulates what it means to be an educator, excels in the classroom or school, and/or has demonstrated a noteworthy ability to bring the best out of students.
She will present a certificate to each Battle Born Education Hero as a token of her gratitude for everything that person does for students in Nevada.
As a former educator, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead wants to use her platform in state government to uplift the voices of students, educators, and parents throughout all of Nevada, from Winnemucca to Henderson and everywhere in between.
“Educators have been on the frontlines throughout this pandemic, putting in more work and longer hours than a lot of us realize,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “This is a small way we can honor those educators who come to work every day with the determination to make a difference in the lives of their students.”
About Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead
Lisa Cano Burkhead is a first generation Latina, the daughter of immigrant parents from South America who came to Las Vegas to find the American Dream. A lifelong educator, she spent 25 years working in Nevada public schools, first as a Spanish and English teacher and later as an administrator and principal.
As Lieutenant Governor, she is an advocate for the needs of public education and uses her position and platform to uplift the voices of students, educators and parents.
The Lieutenant Governor serves as:
- A member of the Governor’s Cabinet;
- President of the State Senate;
- Chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism;
- Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation;
- Vice Chair of the Board of Transportation;
- A member of the Board of Economic Development;
- A member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee;
- A member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security;
- A member of the Keep Nevada Working Task Force.
For more information, please visit https://ltgov.nv.gov/.