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#TUSDPillars

Listen to some short audio interviews with some very significant people! Tucson Unified continues to grow by "standing on the shoulders of giants."

We're celebrating our #TUSD150 year history through storytelling with people and families about their careers and TUSD schools, buildings and sites dedicated in their honor.

Do you know a TUSD Pillar? Please send the name of the location and the contact information for the honoree to media@tusd1.org.

We're happy to present audio interviews with the honorees below. For closed captioning, please click the person's name.

Listen to the Interviews...

Listen to the audio recordings below! For closed-captioning, please click the person's name.
  • Dr. David Ashcraft
    I guess I had an out of body experience. Dr. David Ashcraft. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Dr. David Ashcraft, Educator - The David Ashcraft Center for the Performing Arts, Sahuaro High School

  • Dr. Laura Banks-Reed
    That's the girl who owns this school. Dr. Laura Banks-Reed. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Dr. Laura Banks-Reed, Educator - Banks Elementary School

  • Georgia Brousseau
    Women built this district. Georgia Brousseau. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Georgia Brousseau, Educator - Author of Bridging Three Centuries, a history of TUSD

    Georgia Brousseau passed away in August 2018. We were honored to have recorded this segment with her the year before.

  • Dr. Mary Belle McCorkle
    It’s the backbone of democracy. Dr. Mary Belle McCorkle. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Dr. Mary Belle McCorkle, Educator and former governing board member - Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8

  • Chris and Marsha Moon
    When you see a rainbow, that's my smile. Marsha Moon, Gold Star Mother. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Marsha Moon, Gold Star Mother

  • Betty Reichlein
    They call them Betty's Kids. Betty Reichlein. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Betty Reichlein - Educational Materials Center

  • Dr. Tom Scarborough
    'It's just a Q. Tom Scarborough. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Dr. Tom Scarborough, Educator - Tom Scarborough Library at Cholla High School

  • Jim Tallmadge
    I am just part of this all-star team. Jim Tallmadge. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Jim Tallmadge, Chess coach extraordinaire - Tallmadge Hall at Sam Hughes Elementary

  • Meg Tully
    TUSD is my family business. Meg Tully. TUSD Pillars. Tucson Unified School District - 150 years.

    Meg Tully, UHS teacher and member of the Tully family - Tully Elementary School