Frequently Asked Questions
I want to teach in Fort Worth ISD, how do I get started?
Teach Fort Worth accepts applications for all instructional classroom positions, guidance counselor and library media specialist positions for Fort Worth ISD. To begin, please review the information found on this website about the different ways you may become a teacher with FWISD. When you are ready to start the application process, start the online application process. Once you are directed to the Applitrack Login page you must create a new account to begin the application.
When I click the Apply Now link, I am directed to Applitrack. Is that correct?
Yes, that is the correct application. When directed to the FWISD Applitrack page, you will be able to create a new account. After creating your account, you will then be able to log in and out of your account to access and complete your application.
What steps must I take to enter the candidate pool?
To enter the candidate pool, you must submit a completed online application. Once your application is submitted, we will review your certified hiring exercises and do an eligibility review to ensure you are a high potential applicant and are eligible to teach in FWISD. After your review and upon entering the pool, you will be notified via email.
I am in the candidate pool. Does that mean I have a job?
No. Entering the candidate pool is the first step in becoming a teacher with Fort Worth ISD. Ultimately, school principals and hiring teams make the decision about which teachers are the best fit for their schools. We work to build and cultivate a large pool of candidates so that principals have their pick of the best talent to raise student achievement in their schools. There are typically more teachers in the pool than there are positions, so be sure to put your best foot forward when interviewing with schools. Additionally, we have the right to remove you from the pool if you do not meet professional expectations during the hiring process.
What happens after I enter the candidate pool?
We believe it is important to make good matches between principals and teachers. Principals primarily select the candidates that they wish to teach at their schools. Based on the subject area that you are qualified to teach and number of vacancies available in that subject area, the HR team will work to provide you with opportunities to interview with principals. Throughout the year, we will also host various hiring and networking events. To participate in these scheduled events, you will receive invitation through email to attend, based on your subject expertise.
Potential interview opportunities include:
- Referrals made by the HCM department to school principals—Staffing Team members will contact you via email or phone
- Large-scale networking events hosted by schools
- Subject-specific networking sessions and job fairs
- Direct interview scheduling done by principals using candidate information, such as your resume and application
Please note: There are a number of factors that affect the availability of vacancy information, such as the timing of teacher retirements, previously unannounced resignations and certification issues. We will be in ongoing communication with teachers in the candidate pool to provide you with status updates and other pertinent information throughout the hiring season.