Richardson Independent School District
Hear from Matthew Morris about the investment and innovation that is happening in Richardson Independent School District.
Meet Matthew Morris
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!
- 9-12th Grade Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep Teacher
- 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
New Teacher Starting Salary