(WACO, TEXAS)- Waco ISD will give approximately $1.1 M in incentive pay, in August 2023, to all teachers who received a Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) designation from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), for the first and second year of participation.
This is the second consecutive year that Waco ISD has validated teachers since the first data collection year in 2020-2021 and the number of recognized teachers has more than doubled. There were 47 teachers validated in spring 2022. Of those, five have moved up a level this round and there are 59 newly designated teachers in this second phase. This is a combined total of 99 Waco ISD TIA designated teachers. The district is excited to celebrate these teachers and their students’ success and looks forward to the official TIA designation announcement in May 2023.
“These teachers are being awarded for being some of the best educators in the state,” said Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon. “I am thrilled to see them receiving the recognition that they deserve. In addition to incredible outcomes they are achieving in the classroom, they have gone above and beyond to complete the arduous designation process. I want to thank Deputy Superintendent Dr. Josie Gutierrez and Director of Strategic Evaluation Systems and Support, Dr. Amy Hosick, for their efforts to help a larger number of teachers attain their TIA validation this year.”
For districts to be approved for a Local Designation System, they must undergo a multi-year application process. The process starts with system development and an application that must pass statutory and regulatory requirements, followed by a full year of implementation to capture teacher performance data. Districts then submit their data to be validated by Texas Tech University and holistically reviewed by TEA for full system approval.