Support Staff to Teacher Program
Our District is proud to announce the launch of the Support Staff to Teacher pathway within the Grow Our Own program. This pathway is designed to expand the cadre of teachers of color by focusing on current District support staff that have a desire to move into a teaching position. Participants in the program will be provided tuition support through a cost-sharing program.
Each selected applicant will receive approximately 50% of the current in-state annual tuition rate. District-specific professional development will also be provided on a monthly basis while employees pursue their teaching certificate. Individuals who complete the program will be guaranteed a teaching position in the District upon their completion of a degree program.
The Support Staff to Teacher pathway is made possible through the generous support of GreenState Community Credit Union and the Iowa City Community School District Foundation.