"Grow Your Own" Resources

Interested in growing your own teachers?

Finding candidates who are already living and working in your district is a great way to ensure quality educators are in your schools. You can find motivated, well-qualified candidates in your own backyard simply by mobilizing your paraprofessional workforce. Below, you'll find some helpful information on growing your own teachers! For additional information, view our Grow Your Own Teachers "Bright Spots" Report.

The Need

Teacher Pipeline and GYO Program

Alternative Route Pathway

Teaching Academy

Strategies and Tools

Job Descriptions, Programs, and Policies to Support GYO

District Sample Letters of Intent

Assessing the Demand

Recruitment, Marketing & Selection

Development & Retention

Funding Sources