• An Effective Teacher For Every Student

    Teachers are the most important school-based factor in improving student achievement. The Teacher Excellence Initiative, or TEI, represents a thoughtful approach to measuring the impact teachers have on each student.


    TEI defines and evaluates teacher excellence through three lenses: performance, student achievement and student experience surveys that encourage and reward excellence in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Defining Excellence

    Teacher excellence is comprehensive. TEI recognizes excellence through performance, achievement, and experience.

  • Supporting Excellence

    To encourage lifetime growth, TEI fosters professional development through a specially-tailored support network for every experience level.

  • Rewarding Excellence

    A reliable and accurate evaluation system provides the opportunity to align teacher compensation with student learning and growth. In doing so, districts improve their ability to attract, develop, and retain effective teachers.

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    Current Teachers
    Dallas ISD seeks to identify, encourage, and reward effective teachers by prioritizing and supporting academic excellence through professional development and comprehensive review.

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    Current Administrators
    TEI ensures excellence at every turn. See how effective administrators inspire effective academic leaders.


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    Parents & Community
    Keep track of what’s important in supporting and expanding educational potential through academic excellence in the Dallas ISD.

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    Potential Teachers
    Our students need great teachers. As a teacher in Dallas ISD, your impact goes far beyond the classroom.



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