• Welcome to the Tempe Union Innovation Center


TUHSD Innovation Center | Presentation



The INNOVATION Center Contact

  • Dr. Christine Barela
    Executive Director, Innovation Programs
    480-752-3560 x 30101

    Jayme Sanchez
    Administrative Assistant to Executive Director of the Innovation Programs
    480-752-3560 x 30100

    Interested in getting involved? 
    Please email: CBarela@TempeUnion.org


    This Center is designed to prepare future-ready problem solvers who exhibit resilience, agility, integrity, initiative, and empathy. We are eager to explore mutually beneficial relationships with you, our leading community business and organization partners. For more information about Tempe Union's Innovation Center, please contact Dr. Christine Barela at CBarela@TempeUnion.org.


    Tempe Union High School District is pleased to introduce The Innovation Center, a program where future-ready learners are inspired to engage in authentic, problem-based experiences. This dynamic program is a collaborative opportunity that includes our six District high schools. The Innovation Center students choose from a pool of initiatives suggested by local and global industry, community and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies to address real-world problems and present viable solutions. The Innovation Center student will develop the transversal competencies necessary for success in the local and global marketplace. In addition, students will earn credits towards graduation while participating in this exciting learning experience.

Meet Our TEAM