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.
Save the Date for Let’s Talk Ed on Sept. 20! The event will feature The Raytheon Leaders in Education Award and the premiere of TVT’s documentary short film, Teaching in Arizona! Sponsorship packages are now available.
TVT surprises a teacher each month with its Teacher Excellence Award along with a plaque, flowers, supplies, $250 cash courtesy of TEP and Helios Education Foundation, and a $100 gift card for Office Depot/OfficeMax. Anyone can submit a nomination.
TVT is producing a documentary short film, Teaching in Arizona. The film follows three Tucson educators to deliver an intimate portrait of what it’s really like to be a teacher today. The premiere is set for Sept. 20!
Teachers in Industry is an innovative business-education partnership that provides experienced classroom STEM teachers summer opportunities at area businesses. Teachers take their real-world industry experience back into the classroom to more effectively prepare students to enter the future workforce. Priority application reviews begin Nov. 15!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