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Arizona Dept. of Education seeks recommendations for Educator Talent Pool


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  • Alexis Susdorf/Arizona Department of Education

Higley Unified School District Teachers Participate In A Training Session Oct. 13. The Teachers Shared Ideas, Strategies And Expertise During A Half-day Workshop Organized By School Leadership. Photo Courtesy Higley Unified School District

The State of Arizona maintains an Educator Talent Pool that consists of a cadre of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for recognition programs.

Your recommendations will identify educators who will be of great value to your community and state and who may also ultimately receive prestigious recognition.

We are fortunate to have a rich base of veteran educators represented in our current talent pool, and they are a valuable resource in our state efforts.

What is lacking at this time is representation from secondary educators (grades 6-12), relatively new to the profession, who demonstrate unusual instructional ability and strong potential for professional leadership and an inspiring presence that impacts their students, colleagues and community.

Do you know a relatively new secondary (6-12) educator that is illustrative not only of our state’s, but the nation’s best? Whose lessons provide models for others?

To recommend an outstanding educator, click HERE for more information.

Please provide CONFIDENTIAL, succinct, and specific information regarding one to three candidates on the Talent Pool Recommendation Form. All questions must be answered, preferably typewritten. Please include a one-page narrative with this form that addresses how the candidate meets the criteria and also a resume from their personnel file. Please take the time to recommend candidates, but  please keep this recommendation confidential. If necessary, please assign the request to an associate. Self-recommendations are not accepted.

Recommendations are due May 12th, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Susdorf, program coordinator, Arizona Department of Education at 1535 West Jefferson Street Bin #2, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or at (602) 542-3309 or at alexis.susdorf@azed.gov

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