When comparing teacher salaries between school districts, make sure the districts are actually comparable. This means that student enrollment, recapture payments (Robin Hood), economics, etc., must match up enough between districts to justify a comparison. Otherwise it’s like comparing sports teams from two different sports leagues.
GCISD’s goal is to maintain a competitive compensation that respects and appreciates all that its teachers have to offer.
In May of 2023, the Board of Trustees voted in the highest teacher pay increase in a decade--a 4% raise from midpoint. Starting teacher salary is now $59,250.
Enjoy this short video to the tune of "Silent Night" with special lyrics, just for you!
Now that the school year is underway, GCISD Parents send this letter of encouragement to GCISD teachers.
Thank you for everything that you do!
December’s Stars of GCISD winner is Mrs. Solomon from Timberline Elementary School. Her nomination highlighted how she is
“kind and helpful to all of her students. She steps up to assist in whatever way is needed. She is a shining example of leadership that Timberline instills in its Tigers each and every day.”
We are so lucky to have great teachers like Mrs. Solomon at GCISD. Thank you to this shining star for all you do for Timberline and your community!
November’s Stars of GCISD winner is Mr. Rees from Grapevine High School. His beautiful nomination included how he pushes his band students “further than they may think they can go," and "cheers for them, encourages them, and praises them” when they deliver.
Thank you for all you do, Mr. Rees!
Mrs. Martin from Bear Creek Elementary School was the first Stars of GCISD winner!
"If a child needs a hug - she gives it, if a child needs a song - she gives it, if a child needs a laugh - she gives it!
She is an overall amazing woman, but she is definitely a STAR TEACHER!!!!"
The May Star of GCISD is India Maine, who is a Kindergarten Teacher at Dove Elementary School. Her nomination highlighted how she “works hard to build a structured classroom where students know the expectations and thrive to learn," and mentioned how she has a great “love for her district because she is a product herself of GCISD.”
We are so lucky to have for Ms. Maine and we are thankful for how she helps her students succeed!
The April Star of GCISD is Laura Jean Couch, who is a pre-K Teacher at Grapevine Elementary School.
Her nominator highlighted how she is great at communicating with parents and how she makes learning fun. "Mrs. Couch goes above and beyond with her email messages and picture sharing. Learning in her classroom is fun. The center's sensory play, play stations, reading and special activities make their classroom a wonderful environment ... I'm so grateful to Mrs. Couch!"
Mrs. Couch -- we are grateful for you too!
The March Star of GCISD is Kristin Donovan de Iturrino, a Biology Teacher at Grapevine Middle School.
Her nomination highlighted how she “is the embodiment of everything a teacher of honor could be," and mentioned how she “engages students in her accelerated curriculum, checks in on their emotional wellbeing, tracks data, keeps in contact with families, beautifully integrates technology, and is always open to growth!”
We are so thankful for Ms. Donovan de Iturrino and all the hard work she does for her students.
The December Star of GCISD is Ms. Johnson of Heritage Middle School!
As a Biology teacher, Ms. Johnson "shows up every single day prepared to teach her students, and she provides them with all the tools they need to be successful." Not only does she support her students in her classroom, but she also uses her personal time to support them at sporting events and other activities.
Thank you Ms. Johnson for your commitment to making an impact in your students' lives!