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.

Teacher Excellence Awards

Tucson Values Teachers and Office Depot/OfficeMax are partnering to shine a spotlight on individual teachers who bring that extra something special into the classroom. Please let us know about a teacher that you believe deserves special recognition, one who goes above and beyond in the classroom each and every day. Send us your nomination for a K-12 teacher who works in Southern Arizona. Each month, we will select one teacher who will receive the award, a $100 gift card from Office Depot/OfficeMax, a bag of school supplies, and a festive presentation arranged by Tucson Values Teachers and Office Depot/Office Max.

Teachers in Industry

Teachers in Industry is the innovative business-education partnership that places experienced classroom teachers in the business workforce during the summer. Teachers earn industry wages, earn credits for a Master’s degree or professional development, and take their real-world industry experience back to their classrooms to more effectively prepare students for the future.

Teacher Appreciation Week

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, this year’s event will be a week-long celebration with special opportunities that honor and support all teachers across Southern Arizona.

Raytheon Leaders in Education Awards

Raytheon Missile Systems, in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers, is extending its support of quality education and exemplary K-12 teaching in Pima County with the annual Raytheon Leaders in Education Awards. This program recognizes teachers demonstrating outstanding performance, educational leadership, and support for a committed teacher workforce.

Raytheon will award three separate $2,500 gifts, plus an additional $2,500 in matching gifts to each of the teachers’ respective schools, for a total of $15,000 in awards annually.

The 2017 awards will be presented at the Stand Up 4 Teachers event on April 6.

Teacher Discount Card

More than 90 businesses have stepped up to provide significant year-round discounts for teachers. Discounts of goods and services include automotive, financial, health and wellness, home and furnishings, recreation resorts, restaurants, retail and teacher supply discounts.

Tucson Supplies Teachers

Tucson Values Teachers collaborates with Pima Federal Credit Union, Office Depot/OfficeMax, and other community partners to help end teacher-funded classrooms. With your support, Tucson Supplies Teachers has become the largest school supply drive in the region! During the month of July, all monetary donations will be used to purchase classroom supplies for area teachers.

Teachers – make sure you’re in our database to be eligible for a $50 Office Depot/OfficeMax gift card – sign up for TVT updates today!

Teachers' Voices

Television and radio spots, airing on Arizona Public Media and Cox Communications, that highlight the professionalism and dedication of teachers in Southern Arizona.


What teachers are saying...

“Tucson Values Teachers is an amazing local support for Tucson teachers and school leaders. Thank you TVT!”