Education Service Agency

Graham County School Superintendent’s Office Education Service Agency (ESA) / Professional Development

The Graham County School Superintendent’s Office offers a range of professional development opportunities through their Education Service Agency. Arizona Revised Statutes §15-301C, states “The office of county school superintendent is designated as a local education agency for the purpose of serving as an education service that is eligible to receive and spend local, state and federal monies to provide programs and services to school districts, charter schools, county free library districts and municipal libraries within that county.”

The Graham County School Superintendent’s ESA offers continuous, systemic high-quality professional development to teachers in Graham County on a year-round basis. Services range from early childhood best practices to adult learning based on K-12 subject matter and beyond. We also offer services to our county school administrators, which has led to rich collaboration and sharing of expertise.

We partner with numerous agencies such as Eastern Arizona College, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University, the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, the United Way of Graham and Greenlee counties, the Arizona Community Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., Bureau of Land Management, the Arizona Department of Education and many others to bring our communities together which enables us to offer the best professional development to our educators.

Current Professional Development Opportunities

Our Southeast Arizona Teachers’ Academy (SEATA) takes place in June of every year.  Contact our office for more information.

Graham County School Office Professional Development & Services

ProgramLevelOrganizationTopic / Benefit
Southeast Arizona Teachers’ Academy (SEATA) The annual academies provide 160 plus breakout sessions on subjects across the curriculumPreK-12 Educators
Graham County School Superintendent
Professional Development
Elementary & Secondary

University of Arizona
Economics Educations for K-12 Teachers
Kindergarten Camp
Incoming Kindergartners
Graham County School Superintendent
with funding by the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley
Preparing students for a successful
kindergarten experience
Science Workshops
K-12 Educators
Partnerships with the Eastern Arizona
Science Initiative
Collaboration and training for all
Graham/Greenlee teachers of science
Assistive Technology
Arizona Department of Education
Special education assistive technologies
for classroom use
New Teacher Coalition
PreK-12 Graham & Greenlee
new teachers
Graham & Greenlee County
School Offices
Support to new teachers in the areas of
Classroom Management and support
Early Childhood Coalition
Early Childhood educators &
Graham County School Superintendent &
a variety of presenters including
nationally known musicians such as
Mr. G and Jim Grill
Early Childhood professional development for
educators & enrichment activities for
preschool through grade 2 children & families
in Graham & Greenlee