• University/ACP Partnerships

     

     

    FHSU

    Fort Hays State University is a small university in central Kansas which has developed a partnership with Alief ISD to provide their students the opportunity to conduct their field experience or student teaching in Houston at Alief ISD.  This is a relatively new partnership and we are excited to continue working with Fort Hays State University as they have a wonderful College of Education.

         Contact Person

               Shawn Williams

               Director of Human Resources

               shawn.williams@aliefisd.net 


      GCU

    Grand Canyon University

    Alief ISD is excited to partner with GCU through our Participants in Learning, Leading, and Serving program (PLLS).  This program provides members of our school community with a variety of benefits, such as:

    • PLLS student grant opportunity
    • A 10% scholarship for PLLS faculty, staff, and governing board members
    • A 15% scholarship for paraprofessionals and classified staff entering an online bachelor’s program through the College of Education, a Secondary Education Emphasis degree program, or a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree program
    • A 5% scholarship for spouses of faculty, staff, and governing board members
    • A 5% scholarship for students’ parents for degrees related to the field of Education
    • Dual enrollment opportunities for students
    • Professional Development and Speaker opportunities
    • Access to the GCU Online Job Board
    • Discounts on GCU academic and athletic camps, and events sponsored by K12 Educational Development

         Contact Person

               UHD                                                                                    

               Brett Bergstrom                                                          

               Local University Development Counselor            

               brett.bergstrom@gcu.edu 

     

                Alief ISD

               Darrell Alexander

               Executive Director of Human Resources

               darrell.alexander@aliefisd.net


       HCDE            COMING SOON

     

    Harris County Department of Education CORE-UPS fellowship is a teacher and principal, cohort model, prep program designed to aid Harris County Districts with addressing the various, multifaceted talent needs of their districts by finding, training and retaining high-quality teachers and principals.  The program is a rigorous teacher and principal preparatory model that teaches data-driven, relevant, evidence-based best practices in order to prepare Fellows for the rigors and opportunities of Urban Education.  The followship's standards for selection, preparation, and coaching are designed to ensure a high-quality educator workforce that meets the needs of all of our 21st century learners in Harris County school districts.

         Contact Person

               HCDE                                                                              

               Gayla Rawlinson                                                      

               Director, Center for Grants Development           

               grawlinson@hcde-texas.org 

     

               Alief ISD

              Elizabeth Veloz-Powell, Ed. D.

              Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

              elizabeth.veloz-powell@aliefisd.net                                                           


     IC4EP

     

    Region 4 - Innovative Center 4 Educator Preparation

    Alief ISD is excited to partner with Region 4 Teacher Preparation Transformation Center.  Our goal is to maximize each program's effectiveness through sustainable partnerships so that teachers receive the necessary support to develop into successful educators.  All elements of the work are rooted in equity and diversity.

         Contact Person

               Patricia Grady

               Supervisor

               patricia.grady@aliefisd.net 


     RELAY GSU

    Relay Graduation School of Education (GSE)

    Alief ISD is excited to partner with Relay Graduate School of Education to offer the Relay/Alief Residency! The Relay Teaching Residency is a two-year experience leading to teaching certification and a Master's degree.

     

    The Relay Teaching Residency will provide Residents with a structured, supportive, and more sustainable on-ramp into the rewarding and challenging teaching profession, while also providing partner schools with a robust, diverse, and highly selective pipeline of teachers.  Residents will be well prepared to have a significant impact on student achievement in the classrooms where they work.

         Contact Person

               Relay Houston                                       

               Mira K. Shah                                          

               Director of Residency                         

               mshah@relay.edu 

     

               Alief ISD

              Darrell Alexander

              Executive Director of Human Resources

              darrell.alexander@aliefisd.net                              


     UH               COMING SOON

    University of Houston College of Education/National Center for Research on Educator Diversity (NCRED) 

    Alief ISD is dedicated to "growing our own" and has sought university-based programs to recruit degreed paraprofessionals to become certified teachers in high need and hard to fill areas.  The district has partnered with the University of Houston, NCRED to participate in a grant funded program, that focuses on developing Para Educators of color with a bachelor's degree an alternative, teacher residency pathway leading to EC-6 Special Education teacher certification. This cultivates coping and resilience strategies in the face of professional challenges and setbacks and fosters communities of practice through responsive and tailored co-teaching and mentorship support.  

         Contact Person

               UHD                                                             

               Dr. Conra D. Gist                                     

               Associate Professor                               

               cdgist@uh.edu 

     

               Alief ISD

              Dr. Tangela Hughes-Beston

              Director of Human Resources

              tangela.hughes-beston@aliefisd.net


     

     UHD

     

    University of Houston-Downtown "Edugators" Program and Alief ISD have collaborated to provide TAFE students that are Alief graduates with a pathway to education.  The program is focused on improving education in urban districts.  Alief is utilizing this partnership to "grow your own" teachers by recruiting Alief graduates that participated in the TAFE program.  Students will be eligible for paid student teacher/clinical practice in Alief and the district will look to place them in a teaching position upon graduation and completion of the state certification process.

         Contact Person

               UHD                                                               

               Dr. Christal Burnett-Sánchez                  

               Associate Professor and Chair            

               burnettc@uhd.edu   

     

               Alief ISD

              Dr. Tangela Hughes-Beston

              Director of Human Resources

              tangela.hughes-beston@aliefisd.net

     


        UNK

    The University of Nebraska - Kearney has partnered with Alief ISD for well over 30 years to allow their Education students to conduct their field experiences in our school district.  The Nebraska - Kearney students serve a 16 week field experience here ranging from Kindergarten through high school and all subjects.  This partnership allows for these student teachers to be paid while here in Alief ISD.  Many of the student teachers decide to stay in Houston and accept full time positions with Alief ISD.

         Contact Person

               Shawn Williams

               Director of Human Resources

               shawn.williams@aliefisd.net 


     UNL

    The University of Nebraska - Lincoln has partnered with Alief ISD for well over 30 years to allow their Education students to conduct their field experiences in our school district.  The Nebraska - Lincoln students serve a 16 week field experience here ranging from Kindergarten through high school and all subjects.  This partnership allows for these student teachers to be paid while here in Alief ISD.  Many of the student teachers decide to stay in Houston and accept full time positions with Alief ISD.

         Contact Person

               Shawn Williams

               Director of Human Resources

               shawn.williams@aliefisd.net 


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