Our goal at Tucson Values Teachers is to raise awareness of Arizona’s teacher workforce crisis while also providing programs that offer teachers professional and financial support and that give community members a way to show that they care.
Please join us and honor all of those teachers who are developing today’s students to become tomorrow’s workforce, community leaders and citizens.
TVT teamed up with Expect More Arizona and five Southern Arizona school districts for the 2016 for the “This Teacher Votes for Education” campaign and encouraged teachers to advocate through voting. These teachers turned out to vote in high numbers – an average of 92 percent among the five districts. Read more about it…
TVT surprises a teacher each month with its Teacher Excellence Award along with a plaque, flowers, supplies and a $100 gift card for Office Depot/OfficeMax. Anyone can submit a nomination.
Read recent news coverage and see what we’re doing in the community.
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
Teachers have a powerful and lasting influence on the students they teach – more than any other aspect of schooling. Yet today’s teachers are challenged like never before.
Fewer teachers are entering the profession and fewer are staying. Arizona is losing more teachers than it is producing from its three universities. Nearly one in four teachers leaves teaching in the first year, and more than 40 percent are gone after just three years.
Not only are teachers underpaid, they also feel they aren’t valued or respected by the community, that they’re not trusted to do their jobs without micromanagement, and that the time commitment is overwhelming. It’s time to change that!
64.2 average total hours per weekLearn More
The MAP Dashboard project was created to measurably improve Southern Arizona through data driven collective civic action and education.Learn More
Arizona ranks 50th for national median elementary teacher pay.
Ongoing professional support and competitive salaries impact teacher retention.Learn More