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Thank you for your interest in Richardson ISD. We believe that all people have immeasurable value and have something unique to contribute.

Send resume by mail to Dr. Christopher Goodson at 400 South Greenville Ave. Richardson, TX 75081
If you have previously applied or are an existing employee and cannot access your application, please contact Human Resources to reactivate your status. Please contact the RISD Department of Human Resources at 469-593-0264 for other questions related to professional applications, or 469-593-0261 for questions related to paraprofessional applications. Our offices are open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Minimum Requirements to serve as a Professional in RISD


  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teachers must have an academic major, as well as teacher training courses. An exemption from the degree requirement is for individuals seeking Career and Technology certification.
  • Applicants must complete teacher training through an approved program. Programs are offered through colleges and universities, school districts, regional service centers, community colleges, and other entities.
  • Applicants must successfully complete the appropriate teacher certification tests for the subject and grade level being taught.
  • Applicants with out-of-state certification can refer to the following link: Texas Education Agency – Out-of-State Certification

For more information please refer to the Texas Education Agency website.

Campus and Central Administration / Professional Support

Applicants should refer to the job posting for required certifications and/or qualifications.

Minimum Requirements to serve as a Paraprofessional in RISD


Paraprofessional applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Campus and Central instructional aides must register with the Texas Education Agency for Educational Aide Certification upon being hired. For more information please refer to the Texas Education Agency website.

Note: RISD Employees who have a desire to apply for other positions in the district must access the internal application. Please refer to the RISD Employee Handbook for more information on transfer eligibility.