Highly effective teachers invited to ‘Experience HISD’ on March 14

To advance its vision of Becoming #GreatAllOver, and its commitment to placing a highly effective teacher in every classroom, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) will host its fourth annual Experienced Teacher Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 14, 2015. This interactive information session is open to all experienced teachers from outside of the district who have a proven track record of success.

The fair will showcase the district’s ambitious goal of continuing to increase student achievement and will engage participants in a panel discussion led by district administrators and current experienced teachers. Participants will be able to interview with campus leaders from several HISD campuses and learn more about the teacher selection process, competitive compensation packages, and incentives for critical shortage areas (math, science, bilingual, and specific areas of special education). Attendees will also be able to inquire about certification requirements and the district’s appraisal and development system. Information will be provided on various pathways for professional growth, supports for teachers, and ASPIRE (HISD’s performance-based bonus system).

Principals will be awarding early contracts to candidates who demonstrate a hunger for continuous improvement and exhibit a strong fit for their campus.

The experienced teacher event emphasizes the value of having highly qualified teachers in HISD and the district is aiming to build on the success established in previous years.

“I know I’m going to make the move to HISD,” said one teacher who attended a previous fair. “The presentation this morning changed my perspective about the district…I like hearing the words ‘support’ and ‘opportunities.”

“Experienced teachers bring the right tools to help our kids succeed,” said an HISD principal who attended the fair in 2014. “They know how to differentiate instruction and use data that will help our kids grow.”

Experienced teachers from surrounding areas are encouraged to attend to learn more about upcoming opportunities across the district. Click here to register. To find out more, visit the HISD website. General inquiries can be directed to Teacher Recruitment and Selection at teacherrecruitment@houstonisd.org