The Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) Induction Program welcomes you to the family of Arizona educators. If you are a graduate of Northern Arizona University and a member of the ATA, you have one year of induction support provided to you at no charge by the Arizona K12 Center. This program aims to build the capacity of the newest members of the teaching profession. Taking advantage of our Beginning Teacher Series events, and through the support of an instructional mentor, you will be ready to impact your students and navigate your first year.
Welcome to the teaching profession ATA graduates!
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.
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.
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.
Teacher Leader Spotlight: Elizabeth Schley Evans
Elizabeth Schley Evans, NBCT, is an Advanced Placement Government and Politics teacher at Basha High School in Chandler Unified School District. She empowers students to use their voices as active citizens.
Kathleen Paulsen, NBCT, works with new teachers as a district mentor for Balsz School District. She supports other teachers in embracing their identities to elevate their students’ voices.