Billboards in Oklahoma Invite Teachers to Work at Fort Worth ISD
Current teachers, or students soon-to-earn education degrees, driving in the Oklahoma City, Norman, Tulsa and Stillwater areas will find highway billboards carrying an open invitation to work in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Each of the 10 billboards will carry the same message encouraging teachers that their future is in a Fort Worth classroom. The message displays the starting salary for teachers in the Fort Worth ISD, $52,000! The campaign starts on Monday, May 7.
The passion and concern for children recently demonstrated by thousands of Oklahoma teachers who rallied at the state capital are exactly the attributes Fort Worth ISD wants for our classroom leaders.
Fort Worth Independent School District is a vibrant, growing urban district of 86,000 students, 143 campuses and more than 10,000 employees. Our new teacher starting salary is $52,000. The District is committed to a plan of improving early years literacy, achieving significant success in middle years math, and ensuring that ALL students are prepared for college, career and community leadership.
Our goals are ambitious but well supported within the community. For example, our 100 x 25 FWTX program is on target to ensure that all third graders are reading at or above grade level by the year 2025. This city-wide effort is supported by the community group Read Fort Worth led by Matt Rose, executive chairman of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, and energetically supported by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
The District has just recently embarked on a $750 million Capital Improvement Program overwhelmingly approved by voters last fall. The program will build new schools, remodel existing learning spaces and provide technological improvements across the entire District.
“If you want to work where your dedication is appreciated and where you will have the tools needed to improve student achievement, then we want to talk with you,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.
For more information about working in the Fort Worth Independent School District visit www.fwisd.org/careers.