Education Hero Award Gala

Join us on September 28 for the 2019 Education Hero Award Gala as we celebrate three extraordinary Nevada leaders who have demonstrated courage, leadership and service fighting for Nevada’s students.

All proceeds support The Public Education Foundation’s initiatives and programs to create transformational change in teaching, learning, and education leadership for Nevada’s public schools.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Poolside reception – cocktails and silent auction

Dinner to follow in the Waldorf Ballroom

U.S. Senator Richard Bryan

Education Hero

Former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan advocated for generations of Nevada’s children throughout his three decades of public service. He is the only Nevadan with the distinction of serving as a Nevada State Assemblyman and Senator, Attorney General, Governor, and U.S. Senator. Throughout his career he has recognized that quality public education is a key to diversifying Nevada’s economy and attracting new businesses to the state.

Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson


Champion of Children

The late Nevada State Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson had an incredible impact on public education, serving at the time of his death as the chair of the Assembly Committee on Education. He was a tireless advocate for education and homelessness initiatives. He believed that all students should have access to high-quality education and opportunities that enable them to realize their full potential as outstanding citizens.

State Senator Joyce Woodhouse

Lifetime Education Achievement Award

Nevada State Senator Joyce Woodhouse is one of our state’s most admired leaders, recently retiring from the Senate as the chair of the Finance Committee and an advocate for updating Nevada’s education funding formula for the first time in more than 50 years. She has spent four decades serving Nevada’s children, starting as a first-grade teacher, then an elementary school principal, and finally as Director of the School-Community Partnership Program for the Clark County School District.