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.
A new year means a new Teacher Discount Card! Sign up today for the 2020 card to start saving at more than 90 local businesses.
Our annual supply drive is now open. All Southern Arizona PreK-12 teachers are eligible to register for a chance to receive an Amazon gift card or a gift certificate to Jonathan’s Educational Resources. PPE will also be purchased and distributed to local teachers.
The Raytheon Leaders in Education Award honors three exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers in Pima County. Winners receive $2,500 cash each, plus $2,500 for their school. Applications are due September 21.
Teachers in Industry is the innovative business-education partnership that places experienced classroom teachers in your workforce during the summer. Priority application deadline is Jan. 31, 2019.Learn More
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