Discover how Phoenix teacher Mike Vargas dedicated himself to doubling the number of physics and chemistry teachers in Arizona.




Teacher Leader

Mike Vargas
Pinnacle High School, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, Arizona


Leadership Project

Senate Bill 1038: High-Quality Teacher Professional Development Pilot Program



Pass a bill that will double the amount of physics and chemistry teachers in the state within a five-year period.


Leadership in Action

Conceptualized the mini-grant pilot program, which will allow current teachers in the field to get new certifications in hard-to-fill STEM subjects.


The Timeline



Get the full details on SB 1038 and this exemplary story of teacher leadership in action here.

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