Tammy Waller

Arizona Department of Education

Tammy Waller is the Director for K-12 Social Studies and World Languages at the Arizona Department of Education and the co-manager of the statewide Civic Education and Community Engagement Program. She also teachers at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University and is a member of the Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee.  Since late 2019 Tammy has been involved in the Educating for American Democracy Initiative, first as a committee member and co-chair of the History Task Force and currently as one of the Principal Investigators.

Tammy has spent most of her career in civics and history education. Prior to joining ADE 5 years ago, Tammy taught 7-12th grade social studies for 25 years in various schools in the Phoenix area and coached both Speech and Debate and Mock Trial. She is a state and national trainer for various civic education programs and is a member of the Council for Social Studies State Supervisors (CS4) and the National Council for State Supervisors of Foreign Language. A member of both the National Council for Social Studies and the National Council for History Education, she currently sits on the board of the Arizona Council for Social Studies. She is a 2000 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence and an Arizona Law Related Educator of the year. Civics is her passion.