Highly Qualified Information

2015-2016 Highly Qualified Information for Paraprofessionals, Teachers and Administrators

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), reauthorized in 2001, requires that all teachers be highly qualified in the core academic content area(s) they teach. NCLB places major emphasis upon teacher quality as a factor in improving achievement for all students. This emphasis grows out of the research showing that teachers’ mastery of the academic content they teach is critical to engaging students and is a significant factor in raising levels of student achievement.


Contact Information

Tel: (602) 364-1842
Fax: (602) 542-5010

Director of Effective Teachers and Leaders (formerly Title II-A): Steve Larson
Deputy Associate Superintendent of Educator Excellence Section: Mark McCall

Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders
Arizona Department of Education, Bin 45
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007