Parent's Right to Review Teacher Qualifications
The Glendale Elementary School District provides quality instructional staff to work with your children. Our teachers are recruited from teacher-preparation programs in Arizona and across the nation. All Glendale teachers participate in ongoing professional development workshops and training sessions in order to maintain their content knowledge as well as their ability to plan and deliver high-quality, effective instruction. GESD is proud of the growth in student achievement, which is a direct result of the efforts of our highly trained professional staff. As a parent/guardian of a student in the Glendale Elementary School District, you have a right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to provide this information in a timely manner, should you request it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s teachers:
- whether the Arizona Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teachers;
- whether the Arizona Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances;
- the teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees;
- and, whether any teacher’s aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
The Glendale District is proud of the efforts of our administrators, teachers and support staff in the work we do to consistently provide an excellent education to all of our students. The District looks forward to your continued support of our goals for our children, by having high expectations for student achievement, parental involvement in our schools and supporting behavior on behalf of your student. Together we will work to ensure all students’ success. If you would like to receive any of the information described above, please call Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Barbara Goodwin or Human Resource Director Cathey Mayes at 623-237-7100. Thank you.