Tucson Values Teachers (TVT) is a business and education partnership focused on helping schools and districts attract, retain and support the very best teachers for every K-12 classroom in Southern Arizona. The organization recognizes the critical role teachers play in student achievement and the vital influence they have on Tucson’s future. It does this work by raising public awareness of the value of the teaching profession while providing programs that benefit teachers economically and professionally.
Tucson Values Teachers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Your donation will help us fund programs such as supply drives, awards & recognition, professional development, and more that support teachers in Southern Arizona.
Tucson Values Teachers leads our region in respecting, rewarding, and investing in our teachers as a means of attracting and retaining the very best teacher workforce for Southern Arizona.
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We’re aiming to transform the way our region values its most important asset: the teachers who are developing the next generation of community leaders and contributors. Educational excellence is one of the keys to boldly secure and shape our region’s destiny.Hear From Others
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