Center for Recruitment and Retention
of Mathematics Teachers

Save the date for the Thirteenth Annual MEAD Conference-
Saturday, January 21, 2017

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 links at the left.

Southern Arizona Inducting New Teachers (SAINT). This program is a collaboration between the Teach Arizona Master's Degree Program and the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers. SAINT is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of this program is to recruit fifty recent college graduates and mid-career professionals to enter the secondary mathematics teaching profession through the Teach Arizona program. Participants in this program commit to teach for at least three years in high-need schools in Tucson while taking part in induction activities offered by the Center.
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We are proud of the work we do and the effect it has on mathematics education. We encourage you to read our annual report. Click here to read the 2013-2014 CRR Annual Report.

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
Benson Unified School District
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 Unified School District


City High School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel High School
The Gregory School
Pima Community College- West Campus Faculty