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