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8 states
8,000+ teachers
126,000+ students

Proven Frameworks and a Collaborative Community of Teachers

We value our partnerships. We are honored to be working with partners across 8 states serving over 8,000+ teachers to help improve school-wide systems and overall student achievement.

Increase Student Achievement

The mission of Beyond Textbooks is to collaborate with schools to improve student achievement through the implementation of the Vail School District's proven teaching and learning frameworks.

Our partners across the country...
8 states
8,000+ teachers
  • Mingus Union High School
  • Lake Pleasant Elementary (Peoria USD)
  • Nazlini Community School
  • Cooley Middle School
  • Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics
  • Sky Islands Public High School
  • Troy USD
  • Leavenworth School District
  • Kimball Public Schools
  • Vaughn MSD
  • Quemado ISD
  • Northwest MS/HS
  • Jemez Valley Public Schools
  • Dream Diné Charter School
  • Sweetwater County USD

Achieve Success Through Collaboration

Coming together to improve education.

Beyond Textbooks, the online resource and collaborative community created by teachers and district leaders in the Vail Unified School District is used by organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansa, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Comprised of 8,000 plus teachers, impacting over 126,000 students, Beyond Textbooks aims to collaborate with schools to improve student achievement by implementing the Vail School District’s proven teaching and learning frameworks.

Abbie School
Tucson, AZ
Academy of Math and Science Avondale
Avondale, AZ
Advance U Elementary
Phoenix, AZ
Ajo, AZ
Altar Valley USD
Tucson, AZ
AmeriSchools Academy
Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, AZ
Annunciation Catholic School
Albuquerque, NM
Antelope Union HSD
Wellton, AZ
Arizona Autism Charter
Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics
Glendale, AZ
Ash Creek ESD
Pearce, AZ
Ash Fork USD
Ash Fork, AZ
Atsá Biyáázh CSD
Shiprock, NM
Baboquivari USD
Sells, AZ
Bagdad USD
Bagdad, AZ
Benson USD
Benson, AZ
Bisbee USD
Bisbee, AZ
Bowie USD
Bowie, AZ
Cambridge Academy
Mesa, AZ
Camp Verde USD
Camp Verde, AZ
Cave Creek USD
Cave Creek, AZ
Cedar USD
Keams Canyon, AZ
Champion Schools
Chandler, Phoenix and San Tan Valley, AZ
Chilchinbeto CSD
Kayenta, AZ
Chinle USD
Chinle, AZ
Colorado City USD
Colorado City, AZ
Concho ESD
Concho, AZ
Continental ESD
Green Valley, AZ
Cooley Middle School
Gilbert, AZ
Coolidge USD
Coolidge, AZ
Destiny School
Globe, AZ
Discover U Elementary
Youngtown, AZ
Dream Diné Charter School
Shiprock, NM
Excalibur Schools
Apache Junction, AZ
Fort Huachuca ASD
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Fort Thomas USD
Fort Thomas, AZ
Fountain Hills USD
Fountain Hills, AZ
Ganado USD
Ganado, AZ
Gila Bend USD
Gila Bend, AZ
Gilbert Arts Academy
Gilbert, AZ
Globe USD
Globe, AZ
Grand Canyon USD
Grand Canyon, AZ
Greasewood Springs CSD
Ganado, AZ
Griffin Foundation
Tucson, AZ
Hackberry ESD
Kingman, AZ
Havasu Prep Academy
Havasu City, AZ
Hayden-Winkelman USD
Winkelman, AZ
Heber-Overgaard USD
Heber, AZ
Heritage Elementary
Glendale and Williams, AZ
Holbrook USD
Holbrook, AZ
Hopi Jr/Sr High School
Keams Canyon, AZ
Hyder School District
Dateland, AZ
Jemez Valley Public Schools
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Joseph City USD
Joseph City, AZ
Kayenta USD
Kayenta, AZ
Kimball Public Schools
Kimball, NE
Kingman USD
Kingman, AZ
Kirkland USD
Kirkland, AZ
La Paloma Academy
Tucson, AZ
Las Puertas Community School
Tucson, AZ
Learning Foundation and Performing Arts
Gilbert, AZ
Leupp Schools
Leupp, AZ
Liberty Traditional
Douglas and Phoenix, AZ
Loretto Catholic School
Douglas, AZ
Lukachukai CSD
Lukachukai, AZ
Many Farms CSD
Many Farms, AZ
Mayer USD
Mayer, AZ
Miami USD
Miami, AZ
Mingus Union High School
Cottonwood, AL
Morenci USD
Morenci, AZ
Naco ESD
Naco, AZ
Nazlini Community School
Nazlini, AZ
Northwest MS/HS
Shiprock, NM
Palo Verde ESD
Palo Verde, AZ
Palominas ESD
Hereford, AZ
Parker USD
Parker, AZ
Patagonia Public Schools
Patagonia, AZ
Piñon USD
Piñon, AZ
Pomerene ESD
Pomerene, AZ
Prescott USD
Prescott, AZ
Quartzsite ESD
Ehrenberg, AZ
Queen Creek USD
Queen Creek, AZ
Quemado ISD
Quemado, NM
Sacaton ESD
Sacaton, AZ
Saddle Mountain USD
Tonopah, AZ
Sahuarita USD
Sahuarita, AZ
Salome Consolidated ESD
Salome, AZ
San Carlos USD
San Carlos, AZ
Show Low USD
Show Low, AZ
Sierra Vista USD
Sierra Vista, AZ
Skull Valley USD
Skull Valley, AZ
Sky Islands Public High School
Tucson, AZ
Skyview School
Prescott, AZ
Snowflake USD
Snowflake, AZ
Sonoran Schools
Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
South Pointe Elementary
Phoenix, AZ
South Pointe Junior High
Phoenix, AZ
St Joseph School
Tucson, AZ
St. Ambrose Catholic School
Tucson, AZ
St. David USD
St. David, AZ
St. Johns USD
St. Johns, AZ
Superior USD
Superior, AZ
Sweetwater County USD
Rock Springs, WY
Tombstone USD
Tombstone, AZ
Topock ESD
Topock, AZ
Troy USD
Troy, ID
Tuba City USD
Tuba City, AZ
Tucson Youth Development
Tucson, AZ
Vail USD
Vail, AZ
Valentine ESD
Peach Springs, AZ
Vaughn MSD
Vaughn, NM
Vernon ESD
Vernon, AZ
Vista Grove Prep Academy
Mesa, AZ
Wellton ESD
Wellton, AZ
Wide Ruins CSD
Chambers, AZ
Willcox USD
Willcox, AZ
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Justin Chesebrough

Director of Beyond Textbooks

Megan Folkers

Assistant Director of Beyond Textbooks

Brent Edwards

Assistant Director of Beyond Textbooks

Chelsea Scopellite

Beyond Textbooks Coordinator

Jen Estrada

Beyond Textbooks Coordinator

Kristin Salerno

Beyond Textbooks Coordinator

Kristin King

Beyond Textbooks Facilitator

Alexa Kirshy

Beyond Textbooks Executive Assistant
Our team is part of the Vail Unified School District and is made up of experienced educators who are here to support our partners!
What our partners are saying...
"So much of the legwork has been done and helps teachers to be able to use it all as a framework for their collaborative work! I’ve always felt supported by BT."
Matt Owsley
Cave Creek USD
"Our staff has easy access to curriculum calendar, and resources. We have improved our AASA scores tremendously by focusing on the standards on the calendar and by using the unwrapped documents, objectives and essential questions. We love BT! Thank you for all you do!"
Kaylee Smith
Cambridge Academy
"I really appreciate all the support that the BT team has given Sacaton as we implement practices throughout instruction! It's nice to know that we are in this together!"
Marie Semodio
Sacaton USD
"BT is why our students test so well. They are taught what they are tested on and we can monitor progress along the way!"
Klaire Vogt
Troy USD
"We are really embracing BT as a staff and I believe our results are the proof."
Dr. Lance Chebultz
"I must commend you and your group of collaborators for an excellent conference. I would like to highlight the organization, the topics, the presenters, and the support of the BT staff. I am delighted I had the opportunity to attend the conference for the second time. I look forward to accessing the presentations materials with others from our district and to next year’s conference!"
BT Super Conference Attendee
"Your guidance, patience with answering questions, and professionalism in ALL you do is noted and greatly appreciated. Your customer service is simply top-notch. I learn something new every time I'm doing something with Vail. Thank you just doesn't really summarize how I feel. We look forward to our continuing partnership."
Terri Romo
Sierra Vista USD
"The program is well constructed and if followed with integrity will yield results. We have experienced good results. It is and will continue to be the backbone of our curriculum."
David Woodall
Former Benson USD & Morenci USD Superintendent
"I was very impressed with the organization and thought put into this program. This is one of the most "common sense" approaches in education that I have seen in a long time."
Robbie Koerperich
Holbrook USD
"Benson Primary School would like to say thank you to the BT team. We are so excited about the positive year we have experienced. From National Blue Ribbon to Title One High Performing Reward School, and now A+..what a year! We appreciate your support. Again, thank you for all that you do."
Jomel Jansson
Benson USD
"Just watched the latest BT webinar! Thank you for the motivation to finish the last lap on a strong note. Can't wait to bring some great ideas to the table to continue increasing student achievement."
Jennifer Morales
Morenci USD
"I want to thank you for the help in getting our school out of ADE school improvement. BT is a big component of our school improvement plan and I know it played a significant role in getting us out of the ADE School Improvement Label. We will celebrate this success and continue to focus on improvement and making our schools more effective for students."
Jeff Gregorich
Hayden-Winkelman USD
"Your BT team members were all top-notch professionals in every aspect. Their outgoing personalities, their ability to quickly develop collaborative relationships, their genuine interest in learning about our teachers and schools, their humbleness about Vail's academic successes, and their patience in answering questions and addressing concerns were unequaled by any other visiting educators."
Roger Jacks
Former Kingman USD Superintendent
"BT is coming along was the best move we made."
Sue Shepard
Ash Creek ESD
"Our district was only one point away from having an 'A' rating from the state. Our high school jumped from a 'D' to a 'B.' Though school improvement is always a combination of factors, we feel that BT was responsible for a high percentage of our success."
Seth Staples
Ash Fork USD