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Tomball Independent School District

Over 300 Tomball ISD Teachers Earn Designation through Teacher Incentive Allotment Resulting in Significant Salary Increase

Over 300 Tomball ISD Teachers Earn Designation through Teacher Incentive Allotment Resulting in Significant Salary Increase
TIA Announcement

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD announced that 314 of its eligible teachers, equal to 39 percent, representing all 22 eligible campuses, have earned a designation through the state’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), which will award these well-deserving educators a significant salary increase for the next five years.

The Teacher Incentive Allotment was created by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3 to provide state-funded incentives to help school districts recruit, retain, and reward highly-qualified classroom teachers without using local district funding. This Bill authorized school districts to create TIA local designation systems that, once developed, are approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and put through a data validation process by a third party, Texas Tech University.

“We are extremely proud to have received data validation through Teacher Incentive Allotment, which will ensure our classroom teachers are rewarded for their exceptional work as educators in Tomball ISD,” said Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, TISD Superintendent of Schools. “These well-deserving teachers are champions in the classroom, resulting in academic achievement and positive student outcomes. To have 314 teachers receiving a designation and to earn a significant salary increase for the next five years is a HUGE accomplishment and a positive reflection of the work being done every day in Tomball ISD.”

TIA recognizes effective teachers on three designations, “Master”, “Exemplary” or “Recognized.” The designations are based on student growth and classroom observations from the 2022-2023 school year.

Any Tomball ISD teacher in an eligible group can be put forth for a designation, which is then decided according to the qualification framework. As part of Tomball ISD’s designation system, the District selected these eligible groups: Pre-K through 8th grade reading and math teachers, 5th and 8th grade science teachers, 8th grade social studies teachers, Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, U.S. History teachers, CTE teachers and SPED teachers, for TIA during this first year.

Tomball ISD celebrates 71 “Master” teachers, 162 “Exemplary” teachers and 72 “Recognized” teachers. Nine former teachers are no longer eligible due to moving into leadership positions. 39 percent of eligible teachers received a designation.

Tomball ISD has notified its designated teachers that the reward also comes with an additional salary compensation estimated somewhere between $3,000 and $17,000 for the next five years as long as they continue to meet requirements of TIA.


ABOUT TOMBALL ISD
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 22,000 students across 23 campuses.

  • 2023-2024
  • Salary
  • TEA
  • TIA
  • Teachers