Today kicks off the inaugural Take Your Legislator To School week, a joint effort between the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, Arizona Educational Foundation, Arizona Education Association, and Arizona K-12 Center.
The goal of Take Your Legislator to School week is to increase legislative exposure to and awareness of the commitment that communities across Arizona are making to provide the best educational experiences for our students. Because education is of the utmost importance to all Arizonans, Rodel and our partners believe it is imperative for lawmakers to get a first-hand look at local schools in order to better understand what it is like to walk in the shoes of an Arizona classroom teacher.
Approximately 60 teachers from across the state have invited our legislators to spend a day in their classrooms. A few of the participating legislators and teachers include:
- District 18 Representative Bob Robson – Teacher Tara Dale, Kyrene Elementary District
- District 22 Representative David Livingston – Teacher Lisa Hoelzen, Deer Valley Unified District
- District 24 Representative Lela Alston – Teachers Kim Rice & Daniela Robles, Balsz Elementary District
- District 1 Representative Karen Fann – Teacher Pamela Clark, Humboldt Unified District
- District 14 Senator Gail Griffin – Teacher Mary Perez, Sierra Vista Unified District
- District 4 Senator Lynne Pancrazi – Teacher Jessica Santiago Ramirez, Avondale Elementary District
- District 3 Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford – Teacher Monique Peralta, Tucson Unified District
- District 16 Representative Doug Coleman – Teacher Cheryl Redfield, Gilbert Unified District
As Take Your Legislator to School week begins, we encourage you to look for local coverage in your area and online using #TYLTSAZ. You can find your legislators by visiting the AZ Legislature site, and you are encouraged to contact us or any of our partners for more information about TYLTS.