Arizona Educational Foundation

Arizona Educational Foundation

The mission of AEF is to administer programs that identify, develop and celebrate excellence in Pre-K through 12th grade Arizona public education through business and community partnerships.


  • Administer high quality, well-known and sought-after programs that develop and celebrate excellence in Arizona’s students, teachers, schools, and school leaders.
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices among educators to promote excellence in education.
  • Foster partnerships and raise awareness about AEF™ and its mission among educators, government offices, the private sector and the public to benefit the educational community.

Through its Arizona Teacher of the Year Program, A+ School of Excellence Program, State Spelling Bee, Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest, Principals’ Leadership Academy, Take Your Legislator to School initiative, and UnitED program, AEF identifies, recognizes and rewards many great schools, many great leaders, many great teachers and many great students.

These statewide programs are built to enhance the capabilities of Arizona’s schools, strengthen the teaching profession, design high quality curricula, stimulate high student achievement, and celebrate successes in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Arizona.

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Thank you to our sponsors this month.

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