Arizona Teaching Fellows are UA students who work closely with partner school districts throughout their teacher preparation program. "This is an amazing partnership in which districts, community members, donors, and College of Education faculty and staff join together to recruit and retain talented teachers throughout the Tucson area," says Associate Dean Renee Clift. "Investing in teachers means investing in students means investing in the future." Two Sahuarita Unified School District fellows graduated last year and both now teach in the district.Now, the program is expanding. College of Education friend and donor Emily Meschter, who helped get the program off the ground, pledged additional funds for the expansion. In addition, the Esther Scher/Arizona Association of University Women Tucson Branch Endowment, named in Esther Scher's memory, and a large donation from the College Football Playoff Foundation makes it possible for fellows to be in Tucson Unified, Santa Cruz Valley, and Marana school districts.