Yuma Elementary School District One
ONE Community Pursuing Excellence

One Community Pursuing Excellence

  • Personalizing effective instruction
  • Building strong collaborative structures
  • Supporting the whole child
  • Fostering an innovative culture

Why Choose District One

Yuma School District One believes that every student is unique and can be successful. We are looking for highly effective and passionate individuals to join us on our mission to make a difference in the lives of our students. 

The Yuma Elementary School District is the largest elementary school district located in Yuma, Arizona with a student population of over 8,000 and an employee base of over 1,200. The district operates thirteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and an online school. 

Employee Recognition

High Five

The High Five program is our district’s employee recognition program. Every month we select five employees and acknowledge them at our governing board meetings. We spotlight those who embrace our core values and mission as a district. You can read more about the program in our High Five flyer. Each month we will present our Fantastic, Incredible, Valuable, Employees (FIVE) who demonstrate the following five criteria: 

  • Professionalism
  • Displays a positive attitude
  • Sees it, owns it, solves it, does it
  • Demonstrates district pride
  • Goes above and beyond

Employee Milestone Ceremony

The annual employee milestone ceremony celebrates employees who have been committed to District One for 10 to 50 years. Each year milestone employees are acknowledged at an evening ceremony where they are presented with a certificate, years of service pin, and special recognition. Honored guests and their family are then treated to a celebratory reception following the ceremony. The entire evening celebrates employees for their dedication and commitment to students at District One.

Health and Wellness Program

The District One S.W.E.A.T. program serves to help all employees reach their health and wellness goals by offering free activities and classes. S.W.E.A.T. (Simple Ways Everyone Achieves Together) works with local companies to coordinate exercise classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, group walks/hikes, and more. Annual wellness fairs also provide employees with convenient and free opportunities to receive biometric screenings, flu shots, and meet with insurance providers.

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Celebrations

Each year we are excited to celebrate Teacher of the Year Nominees. At a governing board meeting, teachers are recognized during a special presentation and then presented with a beautiful personalized plaque.

District One is grateful for the dedicated service and commitment of employees. When employees retiree, they are celebrated with a special recognition video and delicious treat from the talented Child Nutrition Department. An elegant custom engraved clock is also presented to retiring staff.

What We Do Best

Personalizing Learning

  • 1:1 iPad District
  • Digital Curriculum
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Student Ownership and Reflection

Professional Development

  • Instructional Coaches
  • Differentiated PD Classes
  • Professional Growth
  • New Teacher Mentoring Program

Building Capacity

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • School/District Committees
  • Aspiring Administrators

Celebrating and Honoring

  • High Five Program
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Employee Milestone Celebration
  • Retiree Recognition

Making an Impact

  • College and Career ready
  • Prepared Global Citizens
  • Developing the Whole Child

Awards & Achievements

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Yuma County
Teacher of the Year
Tricia Severs
Alice Byrne Elementary

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Odyssey of the Mind State Champions - Competing in World Finals
Ron Watson Middle School

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Yuma County Teacher of the Year
Woodard Jr. High School

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Unified Champion School

Otondo Elementary School

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