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Teacher Excellence Intiative


Dallas ISD’s Destination 2020 plan focuses on improving the quality of instruction and placing an effective teacher in front of every child. Without a comprehensive teacher effectiveness system, the district will not be able to accomplish its goals. The Teacher Excellence Initiative was designed with one primary objective: improving student learning by improving teacher effectiveness.

Through TEI, the district is building on research and emerging models to establish a three-pronged approach to ensuring teacher excellence:

  • Defining Excellence: The vision for effective teaching and how it is evaluated
  • Supporting Excellence: Differentiate professional learning for teachers
  • Rewarding Excellence: Teachers are compensated based on their professional growth and impact on student learning


TEI News

Teacher input helps shape the direction of TEI

Dallas ISD is committed to involving those for whom the Teacher Excellence Initiative was designed – the teacher. Also known as TEI, the plan is the district’s new system to identify, support and strategically compensate effective teachers.  Read the full article here.