LISD Teacher Job Fair kicks off hiring season

LISD Teacher Job Fair kicks off hiring season
Posted on 04/03/2019

 Troxell column

 

We have a wide range of professions under the LISD umbrella, each one crucial to our students’ success. Our teachers are the most visible and impactful part of Leander ISD, and I have said before that our educators are second to none. Starting with a teacher job fair Saturday, April 6, we will be working to hire another 300 this year to meet the needs of our growing district. Candidates can apply early for the fair, which will be held at Vista Ridge High School. More information can be found at www.leanderisd.org/careers.

A school district, like any large organization, thrives on diversity and a shared sense of purpose. Our wonderful LISD teachers make up nearly 54 percent of our workforce,  which is slightly above the state average for a public school district. Bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers are part of an auxiliary support staff that makes up 22 percent of our district. Another 10 percent are educational aides, who directly impact teachers in the classroom and help those individuals perform at a high level.

Roughly 8 percent of our staff is made up of counselors, librarians, diagnosticians and other paraprofessionals that help teachers in the classroom. These invaluable employees also provide individual attention to our students in a way that helps personalize learning. LISD campus and central administration combined makes up approximately 5 percent of our overall payroll.

I am honored to lead more than 5,000 LISD staff members, including nearly 3,000 teachers. Every single colleague of mine is dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of your child, whether they work at your student’s campus or in some other capacity. Public education is a calling, and I look forward to working with those that embrace our mission to engage, inspire, achieve for lifelong success.