You want a district with an edge, one performing at its peak. You want to feel supported in a new environment. You want a career with both intangible and tangible benefits. And before you make a big decision like selecting a school district to call home, you want to do your research.
Amarillo ISD offers everything a teacher could want.
Named a 2017 District of Distinction by District Administration magazine, AISD routinely outperforms districts nationwide. With a 14 to 1 student teacher ratio, AISD was ranked in the nation’s top 10 for high achievement by low-income students, according to the Education Equality Index. U.S. News & World Report recognized Caprock High School, an AISD campus, in its national list of Best High Schools of 2017.
These are just a few examples of AISD’s leading status. View our 2017 Spotlight for more reasons to call AISD home.
Learn more about individual schools within AISD.
AISD supports all new teaching staff through amazing professional development and a wealth of resources. The District and campuses are there to help you keep your head above water during your first year with us. In addition to an intensive New Hire Orientation program, all teachers are paired with at least one Mentor teacher. These mentors are trained to work directly with new teachers to address all areas of new hire concern: curriculum, classroom management, parent/teacher relationships, and just navigating the day-to-day life of a teacher at that campus.
Most teachers in AISD are involved in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The collaboration amongst teachers during PLC meetings is a tremendous value to all teachers, but more specifically new teachers. PLC's meet often; on many campuses they meet every day.
When you teach at an AISD campus, you make a difference in the community every single day you go to work. AISD aims to empower students to be thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors. With that vision in mind, teachers prepare students for life beyond high school graduation, playing an important role in developing the valuable members of society these children will become.
This huge, intangible benefit of working with AISD is also paired with some hefty tangible benefits.
These are just some highlights of the benefits teachers receive through employment with AISD. Find all the details you need on our Benefits page.
We’ve help educators just like you start or continue their careers in our top-performing district. Are you ready to have it all?