Highly Effective Teachers from Other Districts Invited to “Experience HISD”

Recruiting event designed to showcase the advantages of a career with HISD to external candidates

February 22, 2012

As part of Core Initiative 1 of HISD’s Strategic Direction—the placement of an effective teacher in every classroom—the Recruitment and Selection team from Human Resources held an interactive info session exclusively for experienced teachers from outside the district on Feb. 11.

Almost 120 participants attended the event, which included breakout sessions on certification requirements, district benefits, and the new Teacher Development and Appraisal System.

Attendees were also invited to participate in a panel discussion with HISD school improvement officers, principals, and current veteran teachers, after which they met one-on-one with principals and representatives from 44 different schools.

The event was a great opportunity for interested teachers to learn more about the Houston Independent School District and to see what it takes to teach in its classrooms.

"Principals have expressed an interest in seeing more experienced teachers in the candidate pool," noted Manager of Human Resources Strategic Communications Michelle Phillips, "and Recruitment has organized their efforts around this feedback."

The application process for full-time teaching positions for the 2012–2013 school year is currently open. Please click here to apply. Contact Recruitment and Selection at teacherrecruitment@houstonisd.org or 713-556-7373 for more information.