SPARKS, Nev. — Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead will return to the classroom as a substitute teacher at Sparks High School in Washoe County School District on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

With nearly 25 years of experience as an educator in Clark County School District, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead is excited to engage with her fellow educators and do what is needed to support students throughout the state.

“In my heart, I am and always will be an educator,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “As I said on my first day as Lieutenant Governor, my focus is going to be uplifting the voices of Nevada’s students, parents and teachers. While helping fulfill a need with the temporary shortage of substitute teachers in Nevada, I hope to also gain perspective into the different issues schools, educators, and students face every day.

“And on a personal note, I’m very excited for the chance to do what I love and meet the great students and staff of Sparks High School on Wednesday.”

Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead will hold media availability after school to discuss her day substitute teaching as well as educational priorities like the Battle Born Education Heroes program that launched last week.

Media availability will be approximately 2:30 p.m. outside of Sparks High School. Media interested in covering the event should RSVP to Justin Emerson,, by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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.

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