Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton is the Nevada Executive Director. Tonia is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and an accomplished educator of twenty years. She previously served as a teacher and leader for the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada, and was most recently director of the Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute: Empowering Teachers as Leaders and Learners, the organization she founded. She is also founding member and Board Director of the National Board Network for Accomplished Minority Educators (NAME).
Tonia has served as a Governor-appointed member on the Nevada State Board of Education. She is a Board Director for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the WestEd Board of Directors, and is a Board Trustee for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Tonia earned her her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and her master’s degree in Special Education (Early Childhood Education) from Hawaii Loa College, and her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.