TIA Qualifying Teachers

Eastland ISD is very pleased to announce that eight teachers have earned adesignation through the Teacher Incentive Allotment.

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was created by the Texas Legislature in June of2019, with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers, prioritizing teaching in highneeds and rural district campuses. The intent of this initiative is to provide highlyeffective teachers a pathway to earn more while remaining in the classroom and to helpattract and retain highly effective teachers.

Based on a locally developed and state-approved designation system, teachers have the opportunity to earn a designation of Master, Exemplary, or Recognized. The two required components to evaluate when recommending teachers for designation are the teacher appraisal system and student growth outcomes. Once earned, the designation is applied to the individual’s teaching certificate and remains valid for five years.

Eastland ISD highly values the time and effort outstanding teachers pour into their assignments, ensuring our students receive the best possible education. We wish to recognize and reward these efforts by providing to our teachers the opportunity to earn a Teacher Incentive Allotment designation.

Currently, EISD is one of six out of forty-three districts in Region 14 who have a fully accepted TIA plan and designations awarded. We would like to congratulate and recognize the following teachers for earning this distinction: Dede Allen, Jennifer Bonilla, Jennifer Burrus, Lindsey Chesser, Tammy Clark, Kristi Oznick, Tina Rodgers, and Dena Simmel.

We look forward to more teachers earning designations through the Teacher Incentive Allotment program and to the benefits this program will bring to Eastland ISD and our community.