HISD is releasing more information on the design of T-TESS in preparation for the initial roll out for School Year 2022-2023. The decisions outlined below aim to place teacher growth at the center of the evaluation process, and they have been made in close collaboration with teachers, principals, and staff across Houston, with insight from an HISD staff survey, three focus groups, and numerous design committees.Continue reading
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HISD partners with Prairie View A&M for M.Ed. opportunity for teachers
In order to permanently improve every D- and F-rated campus, HISD is transforming how it serves those students by launching the RISE transformation cohort beginning in School Year 2022-2023.
HISD and Prairie View A&M University are collaborating to offer teachers who are aspiring leaders the Master of Educational Leadership. Join Whitlowe R. Green College of Education to learn more about the M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration with Principal Certification.Continue reading
HISD celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Houston Independent School District will recognize its nearly 12,000 teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2 through 6.Continue reading
HISD announces teacher salaries, raises through 2025
Raising teacher salaries in HISD is a top commitment within the district’s new, five-year strategic plan. In February, HISD announced a compensation plan with cost-of-living updates and step increases for the next three years. HISD is raising teacher salaries by 17% between now and 2024.Continue reading
HISD to host teacher hiring event, offer new incentives
Teacher Recruitment will host an in-person teacher hiring event on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Fieldhouse.Continue reading
Second-year teacher encourages prospective educators to come to HISD
Last year on the final day of school in Maria Reveles-Gonzalez’s third-grade class at Pilgrim Academy, she posted a sign that read “last day of school.” Students wrote on it what they learned that year, as well as their favorite subject. While most wrote that they enjoyed learning multiplication, one student answered, “to be confident in who she was.” That moment helped the then-first-year teacher confirm that this was where she wanted to be—at HISD.
“It was so beautiful to see that is what she took away from being in my class for one year,” Reveles-Gonzalez said.Continue reading
HISD to Celebrate Being Named America’s Top Urban School District
HISD Board of Education, HISD Superintendent, administrators, teachers and students to partake in the district’s celebration
What: Hundreds of school administrators, teachers and students will join the HISD
Board of Education and Superintendent Terry Grier as the district celebrates winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education. The prestigious award recognizes the public school system that has demonstrated the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students. The award also provides the HISD class of 2014 with $550,000 in college scholarships. HISD won the first Broad Prize awarded in 2002 and was also a finalist in 2012.
The celebration at the district’s headquarters will feature school marching bands, cheerleaders, community members and HISD’s #GreatAllOver school bus, among other festivities.
For more information about The Broad Prize, including video and photos, please visit www.houstonisd.org/broadprize.
Who: HISD Board of Education trustees, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, administrators, teachers, students and community members
When: Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.
Where: Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street
North Forest Summer School Starts July 8
Classes will be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community
The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through Aug. 1.
Parents, Students Crowd North Forest Informational Meeting
Hundreds of parents and students gathered on Tues., June 25, to learn more information about the scheduled annexation of North Forest schools into the Houston Independent School District. The Texas Education Commissioner has ordered HISD to annex North Forest ISD on July 1. To make the transition as smooth as possible, HISD is holding a series of community meetings. The final meeting will be held on Thurs., June 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eden Event Center, 7540 N. Wayside.
Team HISD extends teacher application deadline
Because of the overwhelming response and interest in teaching positions for the 2013-14 school year, we have decided to extend our spring application deadline to May 22, 2013.
If you are passionate about teaching and committed to boldly impacting student achievement, we urge you to apply for a teaching position with HISD. To get started, simply click here and follow all instructions.
While vacancies exist in all areas, HISD has a high need for instructors with strong backgrounds in the following areas:
- Bilingual teachers — More than 60,000 students in HISD have limited proficiency in English. We’re looking for experienced bilingual teachers who hold their students to high expectations and are passionate about opening doors for English language learners.
- Science, technology, engineering, and math teachers — HISD is actively recruiting STEM teachers who are invested in preparing our students to compete in a 21st century economy. We are filling positions districtwide including those at our two new STEM magnet schools, The Energy Institute High School and the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan.
Five-thousand dollar incentives are available, while they last, for teachers hired for the 2013-2014 school year to teach 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.