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Want to Become An RISD Teacher?

The Grow 2 Teach Program is your path to pursue a career in teaching and education.
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What Is the Grow 2 Teach Program?

The Grow 2 Teach Program is exclusively available to Richardson ISD students who want to pursue a career in teaching and education. RISD high school students who successfully complete requirements within the CTE Teaching Internship program are eligible. Students meeting the requirements will earn a Letter of Invitation from the Richardson ISD Human Resources Department for a future professional teaching position.

After a student has attended college, earned a teaching degree, and become a fully certified teacher within five years of graduating from a Richardson ISD high school, the student is guaranteed a professional teaching position in RISD if district employment requirements are met.

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What is the Teaching Internship Program?

Offered through the RISD Career Technical Education (CTE) program, the Teaching Internship (TI) program allows students to earn high school elective credit while learning introductory elements of the teaching profession. The Teaching Internship program places students in RISD elementary classrooms with selected RISD teachers to observe and learn. Learn more about the CTE Teaching Internship program through the Parent & Student Handbook.

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How Do I Sign Up?

Students who take high school courses in the CTE Teaching Internship program are automatically eligible for the Grow 2 Teach Program. Students can sign up for the Teaching Internship program through their high school counselor.

Contact Us

Sandra Moore

Dr. Sandra Moore

Executive Director

Caitlin Zancana

Caitlin Zancana

Pearce TI Program Coordinator

Debbie Reese

Debbie Reese

Richardson TI Program Coordinator

Turkessa Robinson

Turkessa Robinson

Nazlee Burney

Nazlee Burney

Teaching Intern Coordinator

Melissa Peters

Melissa Peters

Lake Highlands TI Program Coordinator
Cherie DePuy

Cherie DePuy

Career and Technical Education Specialist
brittany hubbard

Brittany Hubbard

Berkner TI Program Coordinator