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Teacher

Ariana Tinoco

I chose UESD because of the positive and friendly attitudes during the application process. I stay at UESD because of the family feeling at work every day. Others should choose to teach at UESD because there is always someone there to support you. The best thing about working at UESD is the relationships built while working here. I know they will last for a lifetime.

 

 

Jennifer Glueck

Jennifer Glueck

I chose UESD because I like being in a small district where everyone feels like family and we are all working toward the same goal, doing whatever it takes to make our students successful. Big districts feel more like a business than a family, employees are numbers, and their voices and opinions are rarely heard.
 
I have chosen to stay at UESD because I honestly feel respected and appreciated. My principal is wonderfully supportive and will listen to his staff and their ideas. The staff is filled with many knowledgeable and dedicated teachers who are willing to share and collaborate. I feel that I have a voice in my school, and I am hoping that I can make a real difference here. 
 
If you love to see a child's face when he learns and are dedicated to helping every child succeed, then you should join our family.  Here you will find a caring and collaborative community that will provide you with the guidance and support needed to ensure that you and your students are continuously learning and growing together.
 
The best thing about working at UESD is the people. Everyone, from the administration to the coaches to the teachers, are all extremely approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to collaborate and share ideas. At Union, I feel respected, appreciated, and cared for. 

 

Megan Hickam

Megan Hickam

I met (Union Elementary School Principal) Mr. (Michael) Welsh at a job fair at the University of Arizona. He was so kind, welcoming, and I loved his positivity and feelings towards creating a school community. I stay at UESD because of the support that I receive from Mr. Welsh. He always advocates for all students, teachers, and staff. 


At UESD the there are only three schools and working here provides staff with a community of people at the schools and in the district office (which is on our campus). The best thing about teaching at UESD is having support from the principal. He wants the best for all teachers, students, and staff. 


 

 

Elisabeth Jacobson

 

Elisabeth Jacobsen

I selected UESD to have the opportunity to be a part of a team that helps students reach their literacy goals. At UESD I have the ability to be a part of a team that works with students to build their literacy skills.


Why should someone choose to teach at UESD? The students!


What’s the best thing about working and teaching at UESD? The students!

 



Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

I choose USED, to be part of a team that promotes, “Kids at Hope,” and high standards. I continue to teach In USED, because I enjoy the effective and caring environment. USED has great opportunities for professional development and friendly staff. The collaboration of teams and cooperative learning skills are shared and practiced daily.

 

 

Savanna Eaton

Savanna Eaton

I chose to join the UESD team because I had found a district that aligned with my values as an educator. Our district holds students to high expectations because they believe each and every student is capable of great success. As soon as you walk into the campuses, it is evident that student success is what drives the decisions being made. 


I have stayed at UESD because of the relationships that I have formed. During my time in the district, I have formed strong relationships with the administration, faculty, staff, and families. But most importantly, I have formed great relationships with the students. 


Someone should teach at UESD if they are looking to strengthen their skills as an educator. The district meets teachers where they are in their career. As a veteran teacher, I was given leadership opportunities and felt as though my ideas were valued. At the same time, new teachers are provided with support while still being encouraged to share their strengths with the team. The Union Elementary School District is a place for teachers looking to contribute to others while also growing themselves; it is a place for collaboration. 


The best thing about teaching at UESD is the students and being able to make a difference in their lives. The future of our community, and of our world, sit in desks in our classrooms. Every day is a new challenge worth facing, because pushing and encouraging students to reach their full potential is the foundation for our future. 

 

 

Cortney Carrasco

 

Cortney Carrasco

I chose UESD because the administration was amazing! They had an open-door policy and took the time to listen to their teachers to help with any problem. I've stayed with UESD for seven years because of the relationships I have made between my teammates, other teachers, and most importantly, the students. Union Elementary School District is a small district, which makes the environment very welcoming. There are many opportunities to help all students succeed. The best thing about working at UESD is the relationships you build within your school. Teachers need a strong team, and our district wants to see all staff happy. It could be a kind, encouraging note or a random snack day, the district loves our teachers.


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Cheri Ramos

I chose UESD because I was told that it was a place that fostered teachers and had great support. I stay at UESD because I feel that they support me and make me feel like family. I feel that others should come to UESD to teach, because it truly is a place that cares about its teachers. The best thing about UESD is that it feels like family.

 

Donnyel Burras

Donnyel Burras

I chose UESD because I love working with underprivileged students and their families. The best thing about working at UESD are the students and the staff. This district provides a great opportunity to work with our students providing them with the support and encouragement they will need as they grow and venture out into the world on their own.  The staff and administrators at UESD are focused on student's growth and well-being. When you find a district that supports students' growth and development on and off the school campus it's a rare treasure that you try to hold on to.

 

 

Joanna Moses

Joanna Moses

I chose UESD because UESD cultivates a culturally diverse environment and inclusivity with children with Special Education needs and children who are English Language Learners. I stayed because UESD offers the perfect opportunity for me to use and hone skills in supporting pupils who are struggling academically and socially so that they can integrate quickly and positively into the school community. UESD strives to create an atmosphere of higher learning and professional learning communities. What I like most about teaching at UESD is the fact that there is always guidance and encouragement towards becoming a stronger teacher.


 

 

Shellby Lengvary

Shelby Lengvary

I chose UESD because it’s welcoming, fun, everyone wants to support each other and see everyone succeed. I stay at UESD because of the continued collaboration with teammates and lots of roles for leadership opportunities. This is a district that cares about their employees and continually gives opportunities for mentoring, growing and succeeding. 


What’s the best thing about working/teaching at UESD? The kids are definitely the best part. Working with my peers and collaborating to not only be successful ourselves and working to ensure every student is successful.


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