“Tucson International Academy is a Charter School that is preparing students for a global society”
Valarie Enrique is the principal of Tucson International Academy Midvale Campus
“You, as a parent, have to make that tough decision about who to trust with your kids, not only with their daily safety but with their future. When I first came to TIA, the Midvale Campus was a 1200 square foot “one-room schoolhouse”, but I saw the need in the community for a great school and committed to the vision despite multiple opportunities to switch jobs to “better” positions over the last several years. Midvale was a dream, but it has become a dream school! I have the best job in education in the state of Arizona… I love my kids, and their parents even more…they are SO committed. I am truly blessed!!”
People who teach have choices about where they teach. As you have read what Mrs. Enriquez has to say, you know she is not in it for the money or for the attention. She teaches because she cares. When someone cares about what they do, they want a place in which to meaningfully invest their lives. It’s obvious to her, she believes that this unique charter school, the Tucson International Academy, is that place.