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Welcome to Team HISD!

While most teachers are hired during the summer months, and are able to attend New Teacher Academy in August, Houston ISD actively hires and trains teachers throughout the year. Use this page to explore the process of accepting a teaching position in HISD, and as general guidance on your first few months with the district.

Step 1: Pre-Hire Process

During the Pre-Hire process, here are some steps new teachers should anticipate:

Contract & Offer Sent

Candidate Acceptance

Pre-Hire Session

Verification of Records

You're Hired!

Principal or HR representative sends contract and job offer

Candidate accepts job offer and completes online forms

Candidate attends Pre-Hire Session and submits required documentation

Candidate submits transcripts & service records

Candidate is given a start date and New Employee Orientation date provided

Step 2: New Employee Orientation & Teacher Appraisal & Development System (TADS) Training

New Employee Orientation

Once a new teacher is cleared to begin work, their campus' HR Business Partner Associate will send you a Welcome Letter with a register link for New Employee Orientation. During New Employee Orientation, new employees will be provided with information on benefits, risk management, IT training, psychological services, payroll, risk management, resource groups, professional development, human resources, appraisal training, and district policies, procedures, and governance. 

All sessions take place at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W 18th St., Houston, TX 77092) or virtually on HISD Microsoft Teams.

Teacher Appraisal & Development System (TADS) Training

All teachers in HISD must complete the board mandated Teacher Appraisal & Development System (TADS) training by their 15th instructional day with our district. TADS Training is offered through New Employee Orientation throughout the school year.

Step 2a: Begin working in HISD

You may be cleared to begin work before your New Employee Orientation date. You do not have to attend New Employee Orientation prior to beginning work, but must attend within 15 instructional days to complete TADS training.

You are my Hero!

Students honor HISD's teachers for the impact these educators have made on their lives.


    Academic Calendar Key dates for holidays, grading periods, report cards, first and last days of school. 
    TADS (Teacher Appraisal and Development System)  Remember to complete your Teacher Appraisal and Development System (TADS) training within 5 instructional days from your date of hire.
    Professional Development See what the PD department has to offer for our instructional staff and how to register for training opportunities.
    Instructional Practice Rubric Check out the rubric used to appraise and develop all HISD teachers
    Curriculum Overview Preview the curriculum documents that HISD has to support its teachers