Definition The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a voluntary structure implemented by the County School Superintendents that provide locally defined and accessible professional learning, educational services, and technical assistance to address statewide and regional initiatives.
Introduction The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a dedicated group of leaders and professional developers serving schools in Arizona's southernmost counties. This organization has recognized the need for a robust resource to provide professional development opportunities to educators in southern Arizona schools.
Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties have joined together with the University of Arizona, Cochise Community College, Pima Community College and local business partners to offer professional development opportunities to educators. The purpose is to create a network of professional development support to strengthen teacher and leader efficacy in Southern Arizona schools.
Our goals include:
Provide professional development in the Arizona academic standards and assessments
Assist schools in data analysis to improve student achievement
Provide hands-on, engaging STEM professional learning opportunities to PreK-12th grade educators with support from business and industry partners
Support schools in addressing school safety and wellness, including the behavioral, social, and developmental needs of their students