Nevada teacher named National Teacher of the Year; Governor Sisolak declares May 6 in her honor

Las Vegas, NV – May 06, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak joined leaders across the State and the country in honor of Juliana Urtubey, who was named the 2021 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Urtubey, an educator for 11 years, teaches at Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School in Las Vegas, where she serves as a co-teacher in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade special education settings and as an instructional strategist developing supports to meet students’ differing academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs.

The Governor proclaimed May 6 as a day in honor of Urtubey, in recognition of this momentous achievement.

“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Ms. Urtubey a little bit since she was named Nevada’s Teacher of the Year last year. Today was the first day I’ve been able to meet her in person and thank her for all she has done,” the Governor said today. “There is no one better to represent Nevada’s teachers on the national stage than Ms. Urtubey.”

Read more about Urtubey and the National Teacher of the Year award on the Nevada Department of Education website.

A copy of the proclamation and photos from this morning’s event are attached to this email.