Certified and Licensed Professionals
Want to be a difference maker? Peoria Unified is looking for individuals who are passionate about education and interested in joining our closely-knit community. Whether you are new to the area or a graduate of our district, we have a position that’s a right fit for you.
Who We’re Looking For
Career and Technical Education
Special Education Teachers
World Language Teachers
Curriculum and Instructional Support
General Education Teachers
To support lifelong learning we offer numerous professional development opportunities for all employees. In Peoria Unified, we offer a Modified Monday schedule where all schools release two hours early every Monday so that our staff can have the time they need on Modified Mondays to attend professional development. For specific examples on professional development opportunities that take place in Peoria Unified, check out #ModifiedMondays on social media.
Our Hiring Process
The first step in our hiring process is completing an online application where we will carefully collect your information online and conduct a background check.
Teachers and certified staff are required to possess an active Arizona IVP Fingerprint Card as well as a current Arizona Teaching Certificate upon hire. For more information please visit: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/
Once a site administrator reviews your information, they may contact you to further discuss your qualifications and interests as well as set up future appointments.
Next, you may be invited to a panel interview where peers along with site leadership can learn more about you. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet future colleagues and take a tour of the school. We want you to be able to make an informed decision about working here.
Once the background check and interviews are completed, successful candidates will receive an offer of employment from Human Resources with details about responsibilities, compensation, and benefits. Our Human Resources department will also schedule a New Hire paperwork session to complete your employment paperwork. Once New Hire is complete, you will be invited to return for Employee Onboarding. During Onboarding, you will receive an overview of the District, information from Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, Public Relations, and more.
We kick-off the start of our school year with new teachers attending the New Teacher Orientation. The orientation covers content and instructional practice modules as well as helps to fully acclimate to our ever-growing Peoria Unified family. Laptops are issued and account access is granted so that our new teachers will be ready with all the tools & resources they need to make it a successful school year. In addition, new teachers will have excellent support from curriculum & instructional coaches as well as mentors from their school site.
Teacher Salary Schedules
Whether you are new to teaching or have years of experience, we are proud to offer competitive salaries because we recognize the value our teachers bring to our district and community.
Here’s Why Our Teachers Love It Here
I love Peoria Unified, the wonderful people connection with staff, kids, family, and connection to the community.Michele Knape | Teacher
I am a product of the Peoria Unified School District. When my husband and I graduated college, I knew I wanted to teach in Peoria. My school is my second family and for the past 15 years I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and work with some of the best teachers in the state!Jennifer Wood | 5th Grade, Coyote Hills Elementary
The job of an educator is to teach students to see the leadership power that lies within them. The Peoria Unified School District has a great reputation of only selecting the best educators to unlock that power.Gina Welling | Kindergarten, Sky View Elementary