Arizona TeacherSolutions® Team

Teach. Lead. Leverage.

In 2011, the Arizona K12 Center launched the Arizona TeacherSolutions® 2030 Team. In this exciting endeavor, we gathered together 20 solutions-focused teacher leaders from across the state, willing to push themselves to think outside of what is; and begin looking towards what could be.

Months of deliberation and study led the Arizona TeacherSolutions® Team to create an innovative vision for the future of Arizona’s schools. Their ideas were vetted to over 100 educators and administrators in order to seek practical ideas around how to make this vision a reality. With the recommendations of a distinguished panel of policy makers and educational leaders representing the Arizona Department of Education, the Arizona State Board of Education, Expect More Arizona, and the United States Department of Education (USDOE), our first special report entitled Journey to 2030: Our Vision for the Future of Teaching and Learning, was co-authored by the Arizona K12 Center and the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ), with support from Northern Arizona University (NAU).

The Arizona K12 Center, under the expert leadership of Dr. Dennis Shirley and Dr. Andrew Hargreaves, and with feedback from teachers and administrators from around the state helped create another special report in 2013-2014 entitled, Journey to 2030: Global Perspectives and Anchoring Illustrations. The evolution of this work has created opportunities to further the development and understanding around how to best support teacher leaders in their school communities. 

Each year following a report was vetted to teachers in diverse communities and contexts for their feedback and unique perspectives. Our next report will be published on June 18-20, 2018 at the Fourteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Developing School Communities That Thrive. Our 2018-2019 Arizona TeacherSolutions® Team, the Arizona K12 Center staff, and various local and national partners are coming together to plan an extraordinary event with the focus on leveraging teacher leaders to promote systemic changes in their schools and contexts leading to more equitable outcomes for ALL children. Please click here to find out more details about this year’s event. 

As we navigate the future of teaching and learning in Arizona, we are always on the lookout for educators who desire to advance their leadership skills through unique opportunities. We are looking for 5-6 additional Arizona TeacherSolutions® Team members to join our team during the 2019-2020 school year. To find out more about the opportunity and to apply, please visit