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Tempe Union High School District

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Prospective Teachers

If you are considering joining the TUHSD community, you might want to know about the staff development opportunities we offer.

Research shows that when implemented effectively, professional development contributes to enhanced school performance. That message is not lost on TUHSD and, as a matter of fact, supports our District goals dealing with student achievement and highly qualified staff. Therefore, we designed the Staff Development website to be an information depot — one place where you can find anything you need to know about your professional development opportunities and resources. By taking advantage of TUHSD's professional development opportunities, you can earn salary advancement credit and/or recertification credit while you learn techniques and strategies to benefit your students. Obviously, there are lots of good reasons to become a more educated teacher.

Some of the programs and resources available to teachers include:

  • Technology Integration program
  • Staff Development Coordinator at each school (See contact information on the right side of this page.)
  • Staff Development Library (a professional development collection which contains professional education books and audiovisual items that can be accessed through our online catalog)
  • Workshops (e.g., Technology Integration, Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Management)
Read more here about TUHSD's Teaching and Learning Department.

Staff Development Coordinators

Campus Staff Development Coordinators play a significant role in planning and delivering the various staff development activities throughout the district, particularly to teaching staff. Among other things, they work with the principal in designing activities that meet the school’s vision and goals and they coordinate staff development activities that facilitate increased student achievement, particularly student success on AIMS measurement.

Compadre Academy

Anne Oechsler (also Academic Coach)
aoechsier@tempeunion.org

Corona del Sol

Justine Centanni (also Academic Coach)
jcentanni@tempeunion.org

Desert Vista

Margaret Fountain (also Academic Coach)
mfountain@tempeunion.org

Marcos de Niza

Heather Hunt
hhunt@tempeunion.org

McClintock

Kim McElwain
kmcelwain@tempeunion.org

Mountain Pointe

Wendi Cox
wcox@tempeunion.org

Tempe High

Elizabeth Stone (also Academic Coach)
estone@tempeunion.org
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