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.
Teacher Pipeline and GYO Program
to Address the Teacher Shortage and Strengthen the Pipeline, June 28, 2016
AWSP/WSPA Summer Conference (2016)
Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Work Group Products, (2016)
- Brookings Report, High hopes and harsh realities: The real Challenges to building a diverse workforce (2016)
- Center for Public Education (April 2016), Fixing the Holes in the Teacher Pipeline: An Overview of Teacher Shortages, Questions for School Board Member
- Education First, Ensuring High-Quality Teacher Talent: How Strong, Bold Partnerships
between School districts and Teacher Preparation Programs are Transforming
the Teacher Pipeline (2016)
Up with the Kids: Increasing Minority Teacher Representation in Colorado,
- A Guide to
Developing Paraeducator-to-Teacher Programs. 2000. Recruiting New Teachers,
Inc., Belmont, MA.
of the DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund’s Pathway to Teaching Careers
Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative: Formative Evaluation and
Preliminary Recommendations, (2011)
Alternative Route Pathway
Strategies and Tools
Job Descriptions, Programs, and Policies to Support GYO
District Sample Letters of Intent
Assessing the Demand
Recruitment, Marketing & SelectionDevelopment &