Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers

The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona was created in August, 2001 to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels. Its goals are to retain mathematics teachers currently in the field and to attract mathematically talented college students to the teaching profession. Towards this end the Center coordinates several projects, including a program for new teachers (Induction Program), a tutoring project to attract college students into mathematics education, teacher workshops, and an annual Mathematics Educator's Appreciation Day Conference for teachers, grades K-12. These and other projects are described by the links to the left.

According to The Gallup Blog's March 27, 2013 post, Teaching May Be the Secret to a Good Life. Click here to read the post.

We are proud of the work we do and the effect is has on mathematics education. We encourage you to read our annual report. Click here to read the 2015-2016 CRR Annual Report.

14th Annual Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference
Save the date! Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lee and Arthur Herbst Fred and Rep. Giffords
Lee and Arthur Herbst are two of the donors to the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers.
Our donors make our programs possible!
Fred Stevenson, CRR Founder chats with former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the 2009 MEAD conference.

The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center.


Altar Valley School District
Amphitheater Public Schools
Catalina Foothills School District
Flowing Wells Unified School District
Marana Unified School District
Sahuarita Unified School District
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Sunnyside Unified School District
Tanque Verde Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
Vail School District


City High School
Paulo Freire Freedom School- Downtown
Paulo Freire Freedom School- University
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel Catholic High School
The Gregory School