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Fort Worth Independent School District

Hear from Miranda Tacoronti about the diversity and community that makes up Fort Worth Independent School District.

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Meet Miranda Tacoronti

Teacher Ambassador

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Fort Worth is the 5th largest school district in the state of Texas, so it gives you the opportunity to serve families from across the state and from across the world. I love that our district is a true tapestry of difference and through that, we learn to build a stronger community for the future.

Teaching

  • 5th Grade Dual Language Literacy
  • 5th Grade Dual Language Social Studies

Education

    Awards

    • 2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year - Fort Worth ISD
    • 2016 Teaching Chair of Excellence in Elementary Reading Finalist - Fort Worth ISD

    Teacher Certification Program

      Why I Teach

      When I decided to become a teacher, I didn’t realize I’d have to be an advocate and motivator. I didn’t know that I would be, at times, the only person fighting for the education and future success of some kids. Whether it be bilingual kids, special ed kids, gifted and talented kids, some children haven’t been taught to strive for excellence. By the time they get to me at 10 years old and still don’t have that passion lit in them… I know I have to fight and spend the energy to help them take charge of their education so that they get the great education that they deserve.

      As an advocate I feel... on fire. If I don’t do it, who else is going to do it?

      About 50% of the kids I had this past year were bilingual students. Those are the students who need the most support and advocacy. They’re coming into a school where their parents don’t speak the language. We want them to be not just bilingual, but bi-literate and bicultural. I help my bilingual students form their identity as a bilingual person in our world. I personally have struggled with my identity as a bi-racial person. I started learning Spanish in 8th grade and when I became fluent, it was like there was a piece of me that I had been missing was found. I know that feeling of finding an identity and I want to help my kids find that identity too.

      • 5,600

        Dedicated Teachers

      • 87,000

        Students

      • $52K

        New Teacher Starting Salary

      About Fort Worth Independent School District

      • About

        The Fort Worth Independent School District enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnership with over 87,000 students in 84 elementary schools, 29 middle schools and 6th-grade centers, 18 high schools and 16 other campuses, FWISD wants the best teachers in Texas.

        Under the leadership of the Superintendent Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner and the Board of Education, the District is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize Fort Worth ISD Schools.

        Our Mission is..."Preparing all students for success in college, career and community leadership"


        To realize the district’s mission, Fort Worth ISD is focused on the following initiatives:

        • 100X25-100% of all Fort Worth thirds graders will read on grade level by 2025.
        • Middle School Math
        • College, Career and Community Leadership
      • For FWISD Teachers

        FWISD is committed to the success and development of teachers. Our Professional Learning & Innovation Department’s goal is to increase the effectiveness and retention of teachers by developing and implementing support systems for teachers.

        Our New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program provide the following for new teachers:

        • A mentor teacher
        • New Teacher Induction Specialist (Select Campuses)
        • Orient new teachers to the school, policies, and procedures
        • Make new teachers aware of professional practices and expectations
        • Help new teachers attain high and rigorous teaching standards
        • Guide new teachers to access, understand and utilize the curriculum frameworks
        • Work with new teachers to foster effective classroom management practices

        Exciting opportunities exist for highly-effective teachers in Fort Worth ISD to be recognized and financially rewarded for their success in the classroom when they work with some of the highest-need schools in the district through the Fort Worth ISD Leadership Academy program. 

      • Salary & Compensation

        Fort Worth Independent School District offers a competitive salary, beginning teacher salary starts at $52,000. Bilingual-certified elementary teachers can earn an additional $3,150 a year.

        Additional information concerning salary and stipends can be found here.

      • For FWISD Students

        Check back for more information about opportunities for Fort Worth ISD students who are interested in teaching. 

      • Job Opportunities

        If you’re interested in working for Fort Worth ISD, check out our job postings at the link below or visit https://www.fwisd.org/askhcm.

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