Benefits of Being a Teacher in WFISD

Tuition-based Pre-K Program for Staff

Employee Discounts at Local and National Retailers

Highest Salary Scale in the North Texas Area (starting salary - $48,781)

Stipends for Teachers in High Demand Positions (bilingual, special education)

Strategic Compensation Plan for Teachers in STAAR-Tested Areas at Economically Disadvantaged Campuses (beginning 20-21 school year)

5 Local Days and 5 State Days per Year

Multiple Insurance Offerings (the district contributes $393 per month annually to employees who elect district insurance - or $4,716 annually)

High Deductible Savings Accounts and Flex Plan Options

Opportunities for Professional Development and Integration of Technology in the Classroom

New Teacher Academy

Professional Development Opportunities



District Distinctions

  • Top Graduation Rate in the Country with a Rate of 98.5% (Texas rate is 90%)
  • State-of-the-Art Career Education Center Offering 26 Different Career Pathways
  • First District in Texas to Implement the Waterford UPSTART Program for Early Learning
  • Recognized by TASA in its annual Bragging Rights magazine for the implementation of the UPSTART program. Out of nearly 200 nominations, only 12 districts were chosen to be recognized for “implementing programs that are bettering the lives of Texas’ students, schools and communities.”
  • Texas K-12 CTO Council Tech Savvy Superintendent of the Year (Michael Kuhrt)
  • Google Reference District
  • Top 100 Districts Globally for Google Certified Educators and Trainers
  • Top 25 Districts In The State of Texas for Google Certified Educators and Trainers
  • Best Communities for Music Educators Designation (2018, 2019)
  • Parents as Teachers Program - Blue Ribbon Affiliate (only the 6th program in the state to earn blue ribbon status)
  • Chartwells (WFISD’s Food Service Provider) Named National Account of the Year
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 3 Consecutive Years (Lamar Elementary - 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2019 Region 9 Teachers of the Year (Lexi Law and Heather Preston)
  • Texas Teachers of the Year (Donna Patrick and Sherry Lindemann)
  • 2019 Region 9 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year (Doug Albus and Jennifer Spurgers)
  • Yellow Rose of Texas Recipients (Christy Nash - 2017, Elizabeth Yeager - 2019)
  • TCEA High Impact Teacher Award Finalist (Jamie Morgan - 2018, Heather Preston - 2019)
  • TCEA Technical Support Person of the Year Finalist (Amanda Leverett - 2020)
  • Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum and Development Digitial Leadership Award (Frank Murray - 2017)
  • 2020 Region 9 TEPSAN of the Year (Alex Martin)
  • 2020 Region 9 Assistant Principal of the Year (Amy Simmons)
  • Texas K-12 CTO Council Chair (Shad McGaha) 
  • TEPSA Early Learning Council Appointment by Governor Abbott (Dr. Travis Armstrong) 
  • Past TSNAP President (Shannon Kuhrt)


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