TVT Signature Programs for TEACHERS

Tucson Values Teachers' signature programs

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.

TVT's Signature Programs for Teachers fall under the three catories of RESPECT, REWARD, and INVEST.

RESPECT:

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.

Teacher Excellence Award: A monthly award presented in partnership with OfficeMax that shines a spotlight on the excellence demonstrated by our teachers.

Spirit of Education Award: An annual fundraiser in partnership with Raytheon that spotlights and honors outstanding business investment in education.

Media & Awareness: More than 100 media stories -- local, regional and national -- have featured TVT and its programs that support all teachers.

REWARD:

Teacher Discount Card: More than 70 businesses have stepped up to provide significant year-round discounts for all teachers. Discounts on goods and services include automotive, financial, health and wellness, home and furnishings, recreation, resorts, restaurants, retail and teacher supply discounts.

Tucson Supplies Teachers: Offered in partnership with Walgreens, the supply drive has delivered more than $300,000 in basic school supplies to area district, private and charter schools. The partnership now includes Tucson Association of REALTORS, Jim Click Automotive, Pima Federal Credit Union, McDonald's, Peter Piper Pizza and the Community Finance Corporation.

INVEST:

Teachers In Industry: A business-education partnership that features a UA Master's degree program for full-time STEM teachers who are placed as paid interns in area business as part of the Master's program. Teachers gain direct experience on workforce needs and this experience is translated into unique curriculum that serves as a bridge between the classroom and business.

Teacher Day at UA: In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, and in partnership with the University of Arizona and Champions for Change, Teacher Day at UA offers a wide range of free professional development, goodies from business partners, and a resource expo highlighting information on UA programs available for area classrooms.