A New Math Curriculum Transforms Learning at Sahuarita Unified School District

Sahuarita, AZ

Arizona District Enhances Rigor and Learning

Like many school districts in Arizona, Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD)’s funding had been extremely tight since the 2008 downturn. The district’s financial constraints meant SUSD didn’t have a cohesive K–8 mathematics program that reflected the rigor of the new state standards. When funding for a core math resource finally came through, Brett Bonner, assistant superintendent at SUSD and a third-generation educator, knew he wanted a “transformative,” standards-aligned math curriculum—one that would enable SUSD educators to create personalized learning pathways and connect data to instruction.


“Through productive struggle, the first year of going over initial expected and anticipated hurdles has paid off.” Brett Bonner, Assistant Superintendent