HISD currently has hundreds of openings for motivated teachers who are invested in making an impact on student achievement. Candidates who submit an application by August 13 will be eligible to start teaching in the fall.
While vacancies caused by voluntary resignations and retirements exist in all areas, the highest need for teachers exists in critical shortage areas, including bilingual (Spanish), Spanish, secondary math, secondary science, and special education areas such as Autism, Life skills, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, DeafEd, and Behavior Support.
Teachers in HISD are committed to holding themselves to high expectations, and they believe without a doubt that every child can learn. These sentiments are shared by HISD 2011-12 Teacher of the Year honoree Ashley Monteil. “HISD is a district willing to implement innovative programs to affect student outcomes in a positive way,” said Monteil, who teaches second-grade and fourth-grade students at Lyons Elementary school. We set high expectations at HISD and we’re concerned with the success of every single student. It’s an exciting time for education right now, in Houston and nationally. If you are passionate about opening doors to kids, I couldn’t think of a greater opportunity.”
The annual teacher salary at HISD begins at $44,987, and salary offers depend on educational credentials and prior work experience. HISD offers a comprehensive benefits package to teachers, including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, flexible spending account options, and vacation time.
By filling out one application, applicants gain access to a network of nearly 300 diverse schools looking for qualified, experienced teachers. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, hold valid Texas teaching certification (or reciprocal out-of-state certification), and pass a background check. We are committed to diversity in our hiring and employment practices and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
We believe that an effective teacher in every HISD classroom is our city’s best chance for a bright future. To apply to teach with HISD, please visit HISD’s Teacher Recruitment page by clicking here.