CARSON CITY, Nev.  — Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead completed her first official trip to Northern Nevada on Wednesday, finishing three days at several educational facilities throughout Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Minden.

Today, Wednesday, Feb. 16, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead was a substitute teacher at Sparks High School, returning to the classroom to teach AP US History and Government.

“It was important to me to be in a classroom in Northern Nevada and hear the challenges facing students in every part of the state,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “I was pleased to serve the community of Sparks High School today, and chip in to help the shortage of substitute teachers across Nevada the best way I know how.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 15, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead started the day at a Carson City School District bus depot meeting with the drivers and district officials and thanking them for their work to educate our students and keep them safe. She then met with University of Nevada, Reno president Brian Sandoval and Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at UNR. Afterwards, she presented a Battle Born Education Hero award to Tammie Nissen, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Swope Middle School in Reno. She toured the Iron Workers Local 118 apprenticeship program on Tuesday as well.

And on Monday, Feb. 14, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead was joined by Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert to present the first Battle Born Education Hero award to Lisa Wilson, a second-grade teacher at Minden Elementary School in Douglas County.

“It was an honor to join Lieutenant Governor Burkhead this week to recognize our first Battle Born Education Hero, Ms. Lisa Wilson,” said State Superintendent Jhone Ebert. “Education in Nevada is driven by a strong community of educators, and I look forward to this ongoing opportunity to celebrate their tireless work.”

Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead also Monday met with Nevada Department of Transportation workers in the Carson-Tahoe area maintenance centers to thank those who keep the roadways safe.

Photos and videos of all Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead’s events can be provided upon request. Send requests to Justin Emerson,

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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