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Richardson Independent School District

Richardson Independent School District

Hear from Matthew Morris about the investment and innovation that is happening in Richardson Independent School District.

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Meet Matthew Morris

Teacher Ambassador

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Richardson ISD is the perfect place to change the world. With everything that’s going on in our world, RISD has the perfect storm to create a generation that thinks differently, looks at each other differently. I love that this district is willing to invest in me!

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Teaching

  • 9-12th Grade Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep Teacher

Education

      Awards

      • Nationally Recognized by AVID

      Teacher Certification Program

        Why I Teach

        I grew up wanting to make a difference. As a first-generation college student, I initially thought that I wanted to be a counselor or a college president. But I still had in the back of my mind that I wanted to be that teacher I didn’t have growing up, that was able to assist and be with the kids every day. Looking at most of my teachers growing up, there weren’t a lot of black, male teachers. It wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I realized there was a big disconnect between academic theory and the practice of serving others.

        “I realized I needed to do the work, get down in the weeds and be there for someone, because there’s a need. It’s true leadership – [asking] where is the need and how can I assist?”

        Richardson ISD by the numbers

        • 2,576

          Dedicated Teachers

        • 39,200

          Students

        • $51K

          New Teacher Starting Salary

        About Richardson ISD

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        • Salary & Compensation
        • For RISD Students

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