With a generous investment of $50,000, Jim Click is anchoring the new Tucson Supports Teachers Fund drive, an endeavor of Tucson Values Teachers and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. Money raised during the multi-year, sustaining fundraising campaign will be used to directly support the district, private, and charter school teachers of Southern Arizona with school supplies and professional development. The Tucson Supports Teachers Fund will also support TVT programming that works to build respect for, and reward and invest in our teachers. Read more>>
To invest in Tucson Supports Teachers Fund today, make your tax-deductible donation today!
Congratulations to Erica Blunt and Rebecca Bush, February 2014 Teacher Excellence Award winners!
The February 2014 Teacher Excellence Award was presented to TWO deserving teachers at Cragin Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District. Erica Blunt and Rebecca Bush are a 3rd Grade teaching team that were nominated by two colleagues at Cragin.
TVT's Teacher Discount Card is back!
Once again this year, Tucson Values Teachers has teamed up with over 70 businesses to provide special offers and discounts for teachers in Southern Arizona. All district, private and charter school teachers can participate.
Critical Teacher Workforce Issues Revealed by TVT Survey
Tucson Values Teachers has always known that teachers work long hours for little salary and support. Until now, there has not been regional data available to back this up. TVT's 2013 Teacher Workforce Survey is the first major study to address this issue and paint a true picture of teachers' lives and the stark reality of a diminishing workforce and embattled profession.
The survey reveals a lot of what we anecdotally already knew, but also some real evidence that we are facing a critical teacher workforce issue. We are losing our most seasoned and educated teachers to both retirement and unhappiness and unfortunately, we aren't seeing a pipeline of young educators lasting more than just a few years.
Sundt Construction Honored At Raytheon Spirit of Education Award Event
Pictured left to right are Jon Kasle, Raytheon; Dave Crawford, Sundt Construction; Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, The University of Arizona.
Thanks to all who attended and supported the 3rd Annual Raytheon Spirit of Education Award event. This glittery holiday celebration of business investment in education is the highlight of the season. It is the one time for leaders from business and education to come out to say thank you to Raytheon, The University of Arizona and companies like Jim Click Automotive and Sundt Construction which recognize the importance of business investment in education. Thanks to you, we raised nearly $25,000 for Tucson Values Teachers which will be used to provide free professional development, create fully supplied classrooms and raise respect levels for all teachers - our true partners in economic prosperity. Mark your calendar for next December, and thanks for being part of this wonderful event this year.
All new! Teachers' Voices videos airing on AZPM and Cox Communications
TVT has produced ten amazing Teachers' Voices segments that are airing on Arizona Public Media's Channel 6 and the UA Channel, as well as on Cox Communications.
Produced by Arizona Public Media, the 60 second segments are part of our Teachers' Voices series.
These new Teachers' Voices videos are produced thanks to funding by The University of Arizona College of Education, Cox Communications and Tucson Values Teachers. Visit our Teachers' Voices page to listen and get a first-hand look at the amazing creativity and professionalism that is the hallmark of so many area classrooms.