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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

Dallas Morning News Editorial: Transformational change at DISD 

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles is trying to steer the mammoth district in a new direction with an emphasis on rewarding excellence while helping underperforming educators fix what they’re dong wrong.  Read the full article here.