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“Education is the
most powerful
weapon which you
can use to change
the world.”
-Nelson Mandela
Human Resources/
Admin. Services
Scott Downs
Asst. Superintendent
Ext. 1058
Nicole Herbst
Admin. Asst.
Ext. 1058
Edna Solares
Certified Specialist
Ext. 1007
Yolanda Mariscal
Support Specialist
Ext. 1009
Christina Carrillo
Benefits Specialist
Ext. 1033
Monica Christiansen
Substitute Coordinator
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Tucson Certification Office
In an effort to maintain
service in the southern
portion of the state, ADE’s
Tucson office (located at
400 W. Congress St., Room
223 on the2nd floor), will
be open for same-day services (quick services). All
other services must be
sent to ADE’s Phoenix Certification Office.
Same-day services include:
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The Certification Office
does not accept cash or
credit cards. Please remember to bring your personal check, money order
or cashier’s check made
payable to ADE.
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Certificate Renewals
Certificate Extensions
Certificate Conversions
Institutionally Recommended (IR) Certificates
Substitute Certificates
Certificate Deficiency
Removals
Duplicate Certificate
Copies
Name Changes
Address Changes
October—December
Certification Schedule:
Wednesday, October 30
Wednesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 20
Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday December 11
Wednesday, December 18
Hours:
9:00 am—4:00 pm
For recertification
questions, please contact
Edna Solares, HR Certified
Specialist, at ext. 1007.
AEPA vs. NES...What is the NES?
In an effort to nationally
standardized Highly Qualified tests for teachers, the
once popular Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) has now
been replaced by the multi
-state recognized National
Evaluation Series Test
(NES). This allows teachers
the ability to move between states without the
need to continually prove
academic content or highly
qualified status. Furthermore, the test has contem-
porary content, is 100%
computer based testing,
and more expedient results.
For more information on
the NES test, you may go
to:
nestest.com
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What do I do when my fingerprint card is expiring?
Every six years, the required IVP fingerprint
card expires. Approximately 2 months prior to
expiration, (i.e. 6 years
after issue date), contact
Edna Solares in the HR
Department, ext. 1007,
as she has the proper
forms. The process takes
approximately 10 minutes and can be done at
the Sahuarita Police Department, which is lo-
cated directly across
from the main campus,
at: 375 W. Sahuarita
Center Way, Sahuarita,
AZ 85629. If you are
resident of Sahuarita, the
fee to collect finger
prints is $3 cash, and $5
cash if you are a nonresident. You will also
need a check or money
order in the amount of
$67 made out to “DPS”
when you go to roll your
prints. The Sahuarita Police Department will then
send in your application
and money order for
you.
Please be sure to keep
for the yellow carbon
copy of your application
to give to HR for our records!
ACT NOW get your Early Childhood Endorsement
NOW is the best time
to obtain your early
childhood endorsement. In light of feedback from the field regarding a shortage of
Kindergarten teachers,
the Arizona Department
of Education is temporarily reinstating the
Early Childhood Rule that
allows teachers to qualify for the Early Childhood endorsement with
three years full-time
teaching experience in
grades Birth-Grade 3 and
a passing score on the
Early Childhood Subject
Knowledge exam. Individuals who do not have
three years of full time
teaching experience
prior to July 1, 2012 will
only be able to apply under this option until October 1, 2014.
Call Edna Solares,
HR Certified Specialist,
for more information!
Ext. 1007
Dana Burke
2nd Grade
Teacher, SPS
Two Teachers, Two TOP State Recognitions
Sahuarita Primary School
teacher, Dayna Burke, has
been named a Top 5 Finalist,
Ambassador for Excellence/
Arizona Teacher of the Year
finalist recognition. Mrs. Burke
will attend the November 14th
Arizona Educational Foundation luncheon for a special
presentation, where the Ari-
Nataly Van
Alstine,
PE Teacher,
ATS
SUSD
HR
NEWS
zona Teacher of the Year is
announced. Congratulations
and Good Luck Mrs.
Burke!
Anza Trail's Physical Education
teacher, Nataly Van Alstine,
was awarded the Arizona
Health and Physical Educa-
tion Association Teacher
of the Year Award. Ms. Van
Alstine was recognized at the
Arizona Health and Physical
Education State Convention at
the Phoenix Convention Center on October 18th. Congratulations Ms. Van Alstine!
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