Social and emotional learning, restorative discipline, and expanding wraparound services to be top priorities
The start of the 2017-2018 school year is over two months away, but HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza is outlining some of the district’s top priorities for the coming year.
Carranza recently addressed over 1,500 school and district leaders at the HISD 2017 Professional Learning Series, a two-day training series that traditionally has launched the direction of the district for the coming academic year.
The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will vote Thursday on a proposal to update the 2017-2018 Code of Student Conduct.
Among the proposed changes is a plan to offer alternatives in some cases to students who have been referred to the district’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). Other proposed changes include reclassifying the level of some non-statutory offenses and aligning the code with the district’s recently adopted policy banning suspensions in second grade and below. Continue reading →
Principals from across the district to conduct interviews and extend job offers
The HISD Human Resources team is hosting a Teacher Selection Event on Tuesday, June 20, for prospective teachers interested in joining Team HISD.
In order to attend the invitation-only event, candidates must be pool-approved. Begin the application process by clicking here. Applicants who meet certification standards will receive an invitation with location and other event details. Applicants must then register for the event. Continue reading →
You live and play in the city, so why not teach in the city?
The Houston Independent School District’s Talent Acquisition team is hosting a mixer for new and experienced prospective teachers from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at 3rd Floor Loft Bar in Midtown.
This is a great opportunity for teachers who travel outside the city limits to teach at surrounding schools to connect with recruiters, school leaders, and other HISD professionals and learn about the benefits of joining Team HISD. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
Registration is required, and please bring copies of your resume. Additionally, 3rd Floor is an adult-only venue, so you must be 21 or older to enter.
The Houston Independent School District said “mahalo” (“thank you”) to the district’s top elementary and secondary teachers of the year during the sixth annual Educators of the Year celebration, which honors exceptional teachers, principals, and instructional coaches.
The Houston Independent School District will honor its principals and teachers at a Hawaiian-themed Educators of the Year banquet on Friday, May 19, at the Bayou City Event Center.
During the event, the district will announce its 2016-2017 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, as well as the recipients of the Beginning Teacher of the Year honors for elementary, middle school, and high school. The Fan Favorite Teacher, who was selected by survey, also will be announced.
Fourteen finalists were named for the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the year. The two winners will go on to represent the district in Region 4. The 14 finalists were selected from all 287 campuses based on performance data and other criteria. Continue reading →
Today is National Teacher Day, and HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza asks that the community join him in thanking teachers for the amazing work they do every day. Watch this video message from the superintendent, and tell the teachers in your life how much they are appreciated today and all year long.
Two winners to be announced at May 19 Educators of the Year banquet
Over the past week, HISD staff, students, and alumni voted more than 105,000 times for their “Fan Favorite” Teacher of the Year. Voters could choose from any of the campus-based Teacher of the Year nominees. The votes are now tallied, and the top four elementary and secondary teachers are moving on to round two. The finalists are: Continue reading →