Enjoy this short video to the tune of "Silent Night" with special lyrics, just for you!
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!!!!"
In this excerpt from the October 24th board meeting, Dr. Shiver clarifies between "content" and "strategies" within the curriculum.
"Content" must be aligned with the Texas state standards (the TEKS) and requires approval; "strategies" rely on teacher judgment to maximize student engagement and enhance learning.
Dr. Leslie clarifies that AP classes and the resources the teachers use within them will continue on as normal. Materials derive from college standards and what the college board provides on AP classroom.
Trustee Kathy Spradley expresses her gratitude for the hard work by the Curriculum & Instruction Department. She says she has faith in both them and our teachers to get through all upcoming training.
Now that the school year is underway, GCISD Parents send this letter of encouragement to GCISD teachers.
Thank you for everything that you do!
This video focuses on changes in starting teacher salaries since 2008. Because of the diligence of the recently elected trustees, starting teacher salary has now been raised to a competitive market rate.
GCISD Parents write an open letter of support to GCISD teachers.
It's going to be an amazing year!
On June 20th, 2022, the Executive Director of Human Resources, Gema Padgett, recaps the most recent pay increases for the 2022-2023 budget.
Here is the cover sheet of the source document for the data below. You can see the whole report here.
This is the teacher salary market comparison for last school year, from 2021-2022. Notice GCISD was approaching market rate last year.
For the 2021-2022 school year, starting teacher pay was in the top 20 ("0-year salary" column). The teacher salary as a whole was 98-107% of market.
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 leagues.
In the charts above, you’re looking at GCISD’s league. Here are some takeaways from that data:
This information comes from GCISD, who got it from TASB, which is the organization that has compiled this data for our district for more than a decade. The Board of Trustees bases its decisions on THIS data--not a random grab of data from schools geographically close to us.
GCISD’s goal is to maintain a competitive compensation that respects and appreciates all that its teachers have to offer. The salary charts above demonstrate a commitment to that end.
For further information about GCISD's compensation, follow this link.