Governor Sisolak, Superintendent Ebert, Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead, and CCSD Superintendent Jara Read to Students for Nevada Reading Week

March 01, 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Department of Education (NDE) Superintendent Jhone Ebert, Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead, and Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Jesus Jara visited R Guild Gray Elementary School to celebrate Nevada Reading Week. Each education leader visited classrooms to read to 2nd and 3rd grade students.  

“I always appreciate the opportunity to visit our classrooms and engage with our students, and today’s Nevada Reading Week celebration has been incredibly special,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Education is a top priority of mine, and we will continue to make meaningful investments to support our educators and improve education for our students.”

“Reading is fundamental to the success of our students, and while Reading Week is a week-long celebration, this is a key component of education all year long,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I encourage our educators, school leaders, and family members to make reading a fun, engaging, and daily part of life to spark a life-long passion for reading in your children.”

“Every time I’m in a school building I say I’m at home,” said Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead. “So not only as an educator to message the importance of reading, but also as a mother of three daughters who were excited for this week, it was an absolute privilege to celebrate Nevada Reading Week at Gray Elementary School today.”

The books shared by State leaders focused on themes of inclusivity, gratitude for educators, and stories of strong females in honor of Women’s History Month, which began today on March 1.

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) recognizes Nevada Reading Week, celebrated February 28 – March 4, 2022. Proclaimed by Governor Steve Sisolak, Nevada Reading Week is focused on inspiring and instilling the joy and importance of reading across Nevada.

The theme for Nevada Reading Week 2022 is “Catch the Reading Wave.” There are many ways educators, school leaders, librarians, students, and families can celebrate and participate in Nevada Reading Week, access the NDE press release for more information.

Photos of the visit are available here: 3.1.22 R Guild Gray Elementary School Reading Week Visit


The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada’s 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators.