With an eye on the future, the Arizona Teacher Program builds capacity for teacher leadership, while providing support to the newest members of the teaching profession. By supporting teachers across the continuum of practice, the Arizona K12 Center's Arizona Teacher Program offers long-term, sustainable solutions to the challenges facing Arizona's schools.
Ben Collinsworth is an inclusion preschool teacher at Emily Meschter Learning Center in Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson. He empowers students' voices through storytelling, dramatic performance, song, and dance.
The Arizona K12 Center improves teaching and learning in Arizona's schools through high quality professional development and teacher leadership. The Center is honored to celebrate 20 years in Arizona! You might recognize this Arizona student. Let's watch as Michaela shares how she is going places because of great teaching.
Teacher Leader Spotlight: Miyone Roanhorse
Miyone Roanhorse is an English teacher at Salt River High School in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. She elevates student voice by developing changemakers through her teaching and coaching.
The Arizona K12 Center at Northern Arizona University provides professional development in the areas of learning, leadership, and technology. The Center was founded in 1999 by Governor Jane Hull. She wanted a place dedicated to professional development for teachers. The children in our classrooms today and the ones to come tomorrow are the reason the Arizona K12 Center exists. Our goal is to provide quality professional learning opportunities for Arizona's K-12 teachers. Bottom line...when we support teachers, we are supporting Arizona's students and their families. The Arizona K12 Center has been supporting Arizona’s teachers for the past 15 years. We know that it is the teacher in the classroom that has the potential to make the greatest difference in the lives of Arizona’s students. It is our mission to support the teaching and learning in Arizona’s classroom because our students are “not getting any younger.”
Joseph Fuentes is an expanded impact teacher at Garfield Elementary School in Phoenix Elementary School District. He empowers his students’ voices through social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practice.