Tucson Values Teachers (TVT) is a partnership of business, education, and individuals with a shared mission of helping schools and districts attract, retain, and support the very best teachers for every K-12 classroom in Southern Arizona. We recognize the critical role teachers play in student achievement and the vital public awareness of the value of the teaching profession, and provide professional development programs and classroom support to teachers.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-13! Check out the awesome discounts for teachers and be sure to thank a teacher! We all have a favorite teacher who made a positive impact – share your story with us on social media using #MyTeacherMyHero
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. Check out the programs we have to support teachers!
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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
Decades of research show that a quality teacher in the classroom is the single most critical factor to student success. Teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling – including things like class size, standards, assessments and curriculum. Yet fewer teachers are entering the profession and fewer are staying – nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave teaching in the first 5 years and one in four Arizona teachers is eligible for retirement by 2018.