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2015-2016 Handbook Acknowledgement

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(520) 625-3502
Hours: 7:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Monica Christiansen – Substitute Coordinator, (520)625-6262
Scott Downs
– Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, Ext. 1058
Lorena Gastelum – Customer Service Specialist, Ext. 1000 (Volunteer Liaison)
Nicole Herbst – Admin. Asst. for Administrative Services (Student Teacher/Intern Liaison & ID Badges), Ext. 1058
Yolanda Mariscal – HR Specialist (Support Staff Personnel), Ext. 1009
Edna Solares
–  HR Specialist (Certified Personnel/Substitutes), Ext. 1007
Diana Teslow –  HR Specialist (Benefits), Ext. 1033

2016-2017 Support Staff Work Schedule
2015-2016 Support Staff Work Schedule

*Once HR has officially been notified of your employment, HR will notify you to complete the the New Employee Paperwork.*

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Sahuarita Unified School District.  To complete an application, please read the information below and follow the steps indicated:

Please note:

  • Current employees that are interested in any job posting must submit an internal application through our online system.
  • Completed applications will be kept on file for six (6) months after submission.
  • Sahuarita Unified School District must obtain three (3) references for each candidate considered for employment, unless the applicant has had only one employer for the previous five years (certificated positions only).
    • Certificated applicants should provide information that includes their most recent principal or cooperating teacher, college supervisor’s names, or other educational references deemed appropriate including current telephone numbers and email addresses.
    • Support Staff applicants should provide the names of the three (3) most recent employers including the supervisors’ names, current telephone numbers, and email addresses.  Failure to provide accurate information will result in a delay in the employment process.

Step 1:  Application


  • Complete the administrative application on-line,
  • Transcripts,three (3) letters of recommendation, cover letter, AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card & current Arizona Administrative Certificate must be attached.
  • For certification information, contact the Arizona Department of Education, Teacher Certification Unit, P.O. Box 6490, Phoenix, Arizona 85005-6490.  The telephone number is (602) 542-4367.

Certified (Teaching):

  • Complete the Certified application on-line,
  • Transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, cover letter, AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card, AEPA Verification & current Arizona Teaching Certificate must be attached.
  • For certification information, contact the Arizona Department of Education, Teacher Certification Unit, P.O. Box 6490, Phoenix, Arizona 85005-6490.  The telephone number is (602) 542-4367.

2015-2016 Certified Salary Determination Chart

Support Staff (Non-Teaching):

  • Please complete the support staff application and submit transcripts (if applicable).
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation must be attached.

2016-2017 Support Staff Salary Schedule
2015-2016 Support Staff Salary Schedule

Internal (Current Employees):

  • Please complete the internal application online.
  • Letter of interest and resume must be attached.

Step 2:  Interviews

Once you have completed the application process, your file will be reviewed and considered for employment.  A formal screening interview, by each specific department or school, may be scheduled either in person or by telephone.  When the interview process is completed, and if you are selected, the Human Resources department will be notified.

Step 3:  Appointment

If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to officially offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork.

Step 4:  Orientation
All new employees must provide the following information and/or documentation and at time of employment:

  1. Social Security card;
  2. Two forms of identification: drivers license, social security card, government issued passport;
  3. Voided check (for direct deposit);
  4. Information on beneficiaries: name, address, and social security number (for state retirement and life insurances purposes).

Certified employees must attend new teacher orientation in their first year of employment with the district.  This orientation takes place 6 days before school starts. Orientation sessions are contractually required of all certificated staff.

SUPPORT STAFF APPLICANTS: As part of the employment process, it will be necessary to complete a fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, unless you have a current Arizona fingerprint clearance card.  If you do not have a fingerprint clearance card, the Sahuarita Unified School District will process a background check through this procedure.  The cost for fingerprinting will be reimbursed to the district, on the employees first paycheck, in the amount of $24. You may obtain more information at


Sahuarita Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, sex or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

Sahuarita Unified School District’s Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available:  Audio Visual, Automotive Technology, Business, Construction, Culinary, Photography, Robotics, Sports Medicine.   

Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title II, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans With Disabilities Act may be referred to Mr. Brett Bonner, Assistant Superintendent (, or Dr. Barbara Smith, Director of Student Services (, at 350 W. Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, (520)-625-3502. 

Notificación Pública Anual De No Discriminación

El Distrito Unificado de Sahuarita no discrimina por razones de raza, sexo, color, origen nacional, orientación sexual, edad, o discapacidad en la admisión o acceso a, o tratamiento o empleo en, sus programas o actividades educativas.

El Distrito Unificado de Sahuarita Departamento de Educación Profesional y Técnica no discrimina en la matrícula o el acceso a cualquiera de los programas disponibles: Audio Visuales, Tecnología Automotriz, Negocios, Construcción, Culinaria, Fotografía, Robótica, Medicina Deportiva.

Las preguntas relacionadas con el Título VI, Título II, Título IX, Sección 504, y el Acta Para Americanos Con Discapacidades, pueden ser dirigidas al Sr. Brett Bonner, Asistente del Superintendente (, o Dra. Barbara Smith, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles ( al 350 W. Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, (520) 625-3502.