Teacher Appreciation Week

05/03/21 – 05/07/21

The job of being a Houston public school teacher has never been more challenging.
It’s also never been more important. 

When we give our teachers the support they need, they can give our kids their very best— to educate, inspire, and help students reach their full potential.

This year, we celebrated our classroom heroes during
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK and committed to supporting teachers in Houston throughout the entire year!

From exciting giveaways to thank you cards and digital content, we had countless ways to participate in teacher appreciation week this year – check out some of the highlights below!

Over the course of 5 days. We received 1,898 giveaway submissions from teachers all over Houston! Educators worthy of celebration from 52 total school districts participated, and there were 43 prize winners from 14 school districts!

Shoutout to our giveaway winners! You deserve it!

Over 45 teachers took some special time for themselves, and joined our virtual yoga session.

Grab your yoga mat for a replay!

We were proud to spotlight 15 game-changing educators from 6 of Houston school districts on our social media channels! You can check out a few star teachers from Aldine, Klein, Spring Branch, YES Prep, Yellowstone, and IDEA, below. 

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How does Good Reason Houston support teachers throughout the year? Learn more:

At Good Reason Houston, our goal is to make sure every student in every classroom in every Houston public school is greeted each day by an amazing teacher who is getting all the support they need.

That means recruitment, mentorship and training, leadership skills and teacher appreciation, and so much more. Our District Support Team provides coaching to districts to implement successful teacher recruitment initiatives, professional development opportunities, and leadership opportunities.

SPOTLIGHT ON TEACHER PROGRAMS

Aspiring Leaders Fellowship

Transformational administrators and teachers are necessary to reach our goal of 60,000 more students learning in excellent public schools, creating the need for 530 administrators and 2,500 teachers within the next five years. In 2019-20, our Aspiring Leaders program offered summer intensive courses at Rice University with 13 future school leaders as they completed their courses before beginning job-embedded learning this school year. 

 

Teacher Recruitment

Good Reason Houston partners with TEACH for Houston to offer a region-wide, online teacher recruitment platform. Interested candidates are supplied with resources including one-on-one advising, scholarships, and application tools to apply to an educator preparation program. Since 2019, over 700 users applied to high-quality preparation programs. 77% of those users identified as people of color.

 

Teacher Preparation

To ensure that teachers are prepared for the challenges and opportunities in Houston classrooms, we must take bold and innovative approaches to recruiting and developing teachers. Good Reason Houston is proud to partner with districts and high-quality educator preparation programs to ensure a pipeline of strong, diverse future teachers through grow-your-own teacher pathways and teacher residencies!

Make A Donation

You’ve shown you care about Houston kids and teachers. We know you appreciate the work we’re doing, and the progress we’re accelerating, at Good Reason Houston. 
Today, please show you’re someone kids and teachers can rely on—by donating to our teacher initiatives.

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