Northwest ISD is inviting members of the community interested in earning a teaching certification to take part in an informational event Oct. 18.

The details

According to a district news release, the event—part of Northwest ISD’s Grow Our Home program to train those interested in becoming teachers—will last from 5-7 p.m. During that time, attendees can:
  • Hear from district principals in a principals panel
  • Receive resume help
  • Learn interview tips and tricks to land a job teaching
The news release stated the event is open to both those who already have a degree and are looking to add a teaching certification as well as those who want to earn both a degree and teaching certification.

The event will take place at the district's Legacy Learning Center, located at 501 School House Road, Haslet. RSVP is required.

The backstory

Kim Barker, NISD assistant superintendent for human resources, said the district began the Grow Our Home program three years ago with events focused on providing opportunities for aspiring educators to learn about several pathways to obtain a teaching certification.

“This year’s program will expand into developing pipelines for specific support positions, such as speech language pathologists and bilingual/dual-language teachers,” Barker said.

A closer look

NISD employs about 1,830 teachers, and throughout the school year, eight to 10 positions may be open for various reasons, Barker said.

“Our schools have very few teaching vacancies because of diligent hiring practices,” Barker said. “As a fast-growth district, [Northwest ISD] is always looking for innovative ways to leverage community support and develop a pipeline of future educators.”