No one understands that teachers are leaders better than the Arlington ISD.
That’s why the district has a leadership pathway set up for teachers that will support them whether they want to be leaders in the classroom, grade level, district level or even advance beyond the classroom and move into new roles.
“We know we have so much untapped talent in our district, and we wanted to make sure we had a formalized way to tap into talent in our system across the board,” said Dr. A. Tracie Brown, Arlington ISD’s chief schools officer. “No matter what role you’re in, we want to grow and develop every single person. We know that teachers make the most impact on what happens in the classroom. The better we can produce great leaders in the classroom, the better outcomes we will have for our kids.”
That’s why the district started ASPIRE, its formalized leadership pathway. Teachers in the Arlington ISD can become department leads, level leads and model teachers all with the support of the district. There are also leadership academies that help teachers move from the classroom into roles like deans, assistant principals and principals.
If you want to teach in a district that supports and promotes from within, then join us Saturday, April 23, at our annual teacher job fair. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. You can register here and find out why it pays to teach in the Arlington ISD. And learn more about the teacher leadership pathway in the video below.