Congratulations Sunni Lopez, Ocotillo Early Learning Center
Congratulations to Sunni Lopez, Pre-K teacher at the Ocotillo Early Learning Center, Sunnyside Unified School District. Sunni is this month's TVT/OfficeMax Teacher Excellence award winner.
Ms. Lopez was nominated by Tia Tsosie-Begay, a parent of one of Sunni's students and a former colleague, who wrote: Ms. Sunni is one of the most caring and dedicated teachers I know. I've worked with her as a colleague and was floored by the classroom she created for her kids. She is knowledgeable about content and early childhood development. Her classroom was so cozy that I decided to enroll my child in her class when she turned four. My daughter adores Ms. Sunni. She says that she likes to sing and read books. And she likes to learn about butterflies. Ms. Sunni always has children at the center of her practice. She is a born teacher.
Kudos to you, Ms. Sunni! Keep up the outstanding work!
Happy Teacher Appreciation! TVT is proud to honor and celebrate teachers all year round, but it is great also to have a date carved out when we step up as a country to honor our teachers.ory.
We keep expanding our program offerings for teachers, and we are always researching new and better programs for all of our teachers.
In any profession, the way you attract and retain the very best is to respect, reward and invest in your workforce. Accordingly, all of TVT programs aim to acheive each of these goals.
We are working hard to raise respect for all of our teachers and are very excited about the video version of Teachers' Voices. Watch for it soon on Arizona Public Media (channel 6) and through Cox Communications. We also love celebrating teacher excellence and professionalism each month with the TVT/OfficeMax Teacher Excellence Awards.
We are also excited about the continuing growth of Tucson Supplies Teachers which takes place this year from July 28 through August 11. We are joining forces with the Tucson Association of Realtors, Pima Federal Credit Union and McDonald's to build the drive even more! With Walgreens as our main partners and funding from the Community Finance Corporation, we have big goals for 2013.
We are always interested in what teachers want and need. So keep your ideas coming. We are partners in the economic and civic future of the region and look forward to building the best education possible for every one of our kids.
TVT's Teacher Discount Card is back!
Once again this year, Tucson Values Teachers has teamed up with over 50 businesses to provide special offers and discounts for teachers in Southern Arizona. All district, private and charter school teachers can participate.
TVT Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week with McDonald's and the Tucson Padres
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and around the country thousands of communities are taking time out to honor local educators and acknowledge the crucial role our nation’s teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. Join Tucson Values Teachers in honoring and celebrating the outstanding educators that make such a powerful contribution to our community and lives. Participate in one of the following Teacher Appreciation Week happenings, and be sure to tell the teachers in your own life what a difference they make.
On Tuesday, May 7th, all McDonald's locations in Southern Arizona will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day by offering teachers a free McDonald's Extra Value Meal when they show their school ID or pay stub. Any McDonald's customer can support teachers and education in Arizona by purchasing a Mccafe beverage that day. Portions of the sales will be donated to Tucson Values Teachers and Expect More Arizona.
Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th TVT, in partnership with The Tucson Padres, present Teacher Appreciation NIght at Kino Stadium. Come on out and root, root, root for the home team as the Tucson Padres take on the Round Rock Express. All Southern Arizona teachers can download a voucher for two FREE box seat tickets that evening. We want to pack that stadium with teachers, friends and family! TVT will have a few of our recent Teacher Excellence Award winners on hand to throw out the first pitch.
Tucson Supplies Teachers Keeps Growing
It is nearly that time of year again! This year's Tucson Supplies Teachers, in partnership with Walgreens, runs this year from July 28 through August 11. Once again, the public can donate supplies at any Southern Arizona Walgreens or donate funds that will go directly to the drive through www.tucsonvaluesteachers.org.
We are very excited this year that the drive is mushrooming! We are joining forces with the Tucson Association of Realtors to combine our efforts with their School Supply Drive that they have done for the past four years in partnership with KVOA. Also joining TVT and the Realtors are funding efforts spearheaded by Pima Federal Credit Union and McDonalds.
All money collected through these drives will be added to the $25,000 grant by the Community Finance Corporation, which goes directly to Walgreens to buy more supplies! They match the donations by buying the supplies at cost!
Lots more information coming on this in the upcoming weeks. We know the school year is just winding down for many schools. But know that TVT is already gearing up to welcome teachers back in August!