Living in Arizona
For the 2013-2014 school year, Arizona Teaching Fellows is recruiting dedicated and talented teachers to work in Phoenix, Yuma, and Northeastern Arizona. Whether working in Arizona’s bustling and rapidly growing capital or making a big impact in rural schools throughout the state, you will enjoy a reasonable cost of living and find that Arizona’s warm climate is matched by the warmth of its culture and people.
By making a long-term commitment to teach in the Grand Canyon State, Fellows will influence students’ lives in their classroom every day while making a positive contribution to the broader community for years to come.
The communities of Northeastern Arizona offer rich natural beauty, history, culture, and tradition. The landscape of this region is an expanse of unique rock formations in a high-desert climate and most of the land in the area belongs to the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations. Arizona Teaching Fellows currently places Fellows in the northeastern school districts of Page, Holbrook, and Sanders, Arizona. These districts are working diligently to provide a quality education to students despite the challenge of limited access to resources, including the vital resource of a high-quality teacher in each classroom. View this video to learn more about the experience of Fellows teaching in this unique region.
Already the fifth-largest city in the United States, the Arizona capital continues to experience rapid growth and was recently ranked second among the “Eight Best Cities to find Jobs in 2011.” In addition to its natural beauty and extensive recreational offerings, Phoenix is home to many outstanding restaurants, and a wide array of cultural attractions and sporting events, making it one of America’s most liveable cities.
Yuma has a vibrant history, including being the birthplace of celebrated civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, and today is home to a diverse and rapidly growing community that has retained its small-town heart. Located in the Sonoran desert and is bordered on the west by California, the south by Mexico, and the north by the Colorado River, Yuma offers easy access to explore Arizona’s unmatched natural beauty. With more days of sunshine than any other city on earth, you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the remarkable range of recreational pursuits in the area.
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