GALVESTON, Texas - June 2, 2021 - Galveston ISD is proud to announce that 66 teachers recently received a total of $930,284 as part of the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). Each of those teachers also received a five-year designation as a master, exemplary, or recognized teacher based on teacher observation and student growth data.
Individual salary enhancement amounts range from $4,405 to $23,597 and have already been paid in-full to each recipient for the 2020-2021 school year. The dollar amount awarded to each educator is dependent on the level of their designation and the socioeconomic level of the students they teach.
“The State of Texas created the TIA program to reward teachers who go above and beyond in the classroom and are identified as highly effective. To have so many of these exceptional educators in one district says a lot about our dedication to improving student outcomes,” remarks GISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Annette Scott. “We are proud of these 66 classroom heroes who were honored for their dedication and hope to see even more of our teachers rewarded next year and beyond.”
Galveston ISD is the only district in Galveston County participating in the TIA program, a key part of House Bill 3 dedicated to salary increases for educators who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses.
Galveston ISD is a public school district in Texas, established in 1884, that serves nearly 7,000 students. Its 12 Schools of Choice campuses consist of traditional and theme based schools, charter schools, STEM programs, magnet schools, and a mega-magnet high school. The district’s mission is to Educate, Engage and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence. To learn more, visitwww.gisd.org.