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2021 International Teacher Conference and Job Fair

Teacher Conference: Tuesday, Febrauary 9, 2021     Job Fair: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 

 

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Region 4 is hosting the Virtual Teacher Conference and Job Fair featuring districts from across the state of Texas and international candidates looking to become teachers in Texas. The focus is on high needs areas such as bilingual, math, and science.

All of the candidates participating have passed at least some of their certification exams, and are registered for the others. Some of the candidates will need visa sponsorship. All of them are part of the INSPIRE TEXAS by Region 4 Teacher Certification Program.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please update your Zoom software prior to joining the 2021 International Teacher Conference and Job Fair.  Please watch this video to learn the two ways you can update your Zoom software.  You can also download the latest version of the Zoom Desktop Client by visiting the Zoom Download Center.

 


 

Schedules

 

DAY 1

Teacher Conference (Candidates Only)

We are using one Zoom link for the entire day’s events. Click the link below to join the virtual conference.
 

Click here to join Teacher Conference.

 

Candidate Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

 

8:00 a.m.–8:25 a.m.
WELCOME by Dr. Ruiz, Director of INSPIRE TEXAS
 

 

8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Essential Knowledge For Your Success (STR New Req. from TEA, How to Speak to Districts and Understanding STR Timing)

 

9:50 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Internship 101 + Soft Skills
 

 

10:55 a.m.-12:45 p.m
Mock Interview Session and Documents’ Review
(End of conference for non-international candidates)
 

CANDIDATES DOCUMENTS 


 

12:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Break and Lunch on your own
 

 

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

H1B Visa Information with Immigration Attorney
(This session is only intended for international candidates who need visa sponsorship)
 

 

3:35 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Q&A

 


 

 

DAY 2

Job Fair (Districts and Candidates)

 

District Representative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Welcome by Dr. Ruiz Districts get ready for VIRTUAL Job Fair
 

DISTRICT DOCUMENTS

 

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Candidates will VIRTUALLY visit school district and set interviews.

Click on the name of the district to join into their virtual meeting room.

 

If you need any assistance throughout the day, please click on the Help Desk link below to reach Region 4 staff members.

 

Help Desk
Have questions? Region 4 staff are here throughout the day to assist you.

 


 

Dallas ISD
District Contact: Priscilla Vega
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Dallas ISD is proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, hard-working students, and committed parents and volunteers. The school district serves approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, in 230 schools, served by 22,000 dedicated professionals.

Dallas ISD has seen continual gains in student achievement and strives to help ensure the success of every student. Upon graduation, district students are college and career ready, primed to be productive, contributing members of the community. Dallas ISD has a supportive and active alumni community that readily serves as volunteers, mentors, donors, and supporters of current students and numerous district projects and causes.

 
Documents:

 

Eanes ISD
District Contact: Cassie Cantu
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Ector County ISD
District Contact: Luz Melendez

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We are a school district in Odessa, West Texas. We serve over 6,000 ELs in our district of 30 elementary campuses, 6 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools and 2 early college high schools.
 
Department- Bilingual and ESL Education
Executive Director- Betsabe Salcido
 
 

 

Manor ISD
District Contacts: Alejandra Harboure and Shante Lyons
Documents:
 

 

 
Marshall ISD
District Contact: Nelisa Ramirez

Located At:
1305 E. Pinecrest Drive, Marshall, TX 75670

Mailing Address:
PO Box 43, Marshall, TX 75671

Phone Number: 903.927.8704
Fax Number: 903.927.1604
 

 

Mesquite ISD

District Contact: Chassordee Willie

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Mesquite is a great community and being located on the eastern edge of the Dallas Metroplex, the opportunities for entertainment, shopping, etc., are virtually unlimited!
 
We strongly encourage you to submit your application for possible employment consideration.  Please do not hesitate to call (972)882-5487 or email me at cwillie@mesquiteisd.org should you have any questions. To complete an online application please go to www.mesquiteisd.org.

 

Documents:


 

 


 

Port Arthur ISD
District Contact: Dr. Tatiana Morales

Documents:

 

 

Valley View ISD
District Contact: Kristin Martindale
 
Valley View ISD is located in Cooke County in North Texas. The school offers a small school environment where students and teachers are partners in the learning process. With a pupil/teacher ration of 15:1, students are given the individual attention needed for them to excel.
 

 

Wichita Falls ISD
District Contact: Greta Benavides
 

Wichita Falls is needing 5 EC-6 certified bilingual teachers(1 for 3rd gr and 4 for 4th gr self contained).  The bilingual program implemented in WFISD is a late-exit transitional bilingual program.  There are a total of 25 bilingual teachers now in grades PK-3rd.  We have incredible administration support and are still growing.
 
Wichita Falls is a very comfortable place to live, with a cost of living lower than all big cities around it and "no traffic and a 10-minute drive to anywhere in town."  There is a state university and a plethora of shopping places and restaurants.  It is also within a two-hour drive to Dallas.
 
I am the Director of Foreign Languages in charge of the bilingual and ESL program implementation in WFISD.  I am an ITESM of Monterrey alumni and came her with an H1B visa (so I know everything you go through if you are here with one or in need of one).  Our superintendent support H1B visa holders and our district supports sponsoring for permanent residency.  I am from Monterrey and Spanish is my native language.
 
We have attended these job fairs for over ten years now and are very pleased and happy with candidates we have hired in the past - we look forward to having more great bilingual teachers in WFISD for next year!
 
Documents:
 
 

 

11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL Interviews with the school districts

Click on the name of the district to join into their virtual meeting room.

 

If you need any assistance throughout the day, please click on the Help Desk link below to reach Region 4 staff members.

 

Help Desk
Have questions? Region 4 staff are here throughout the day to assist you.

 


 

Dallas ISD
District Contact: Priscilla Vega
disd-logo2

Dallas ISD is proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, hard-working students, and committed parents and volunteers. The school district serves approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, in 230 schools, served by 22,000 dedicated professionals.

Dallas ISD has seen continual gains in student achievement and strives to help ensure the success of every student. Upon graduation, district students are college and career ready, primed to be productive, contributing members of the community. Dallas ISD has a supportive and active alumni community that readily serves as volunteers, mentors, donors, and supporters of current students and numerous district projects and causes.

 
Documents:

 

Eanes ISD
District Contact: Cassie Cantu
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Ector County ISD
District Contact: Luz Melendez

ecisd-bilingual-esl-logo-2015

We are a school district in Odessa, West Texas. We serve over 6,000 ELs in our district of 30 elementary campuses, 6 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools and 2 early college high schools.
 
Department- Bilingual and ESL Education
Executive Director- Betsabe Salcido
 
 

 

Manor ISD
District Contacts: Alejandra Harboure and Shante Lyons
Documents:
 

 

 
Marshall ISD
District Contact: Nelisa Ramirez

Located At:
1305 E. Pinecrest Drive, Marshall, TX 75670

Mailing Address:
PO Box 43, Marshall, TX 75671

Phone Number: 903.927.8704
Fax Number: 903.927.1604
 

 

Mesquite ISD

District Contact: Chassordee Willie

flags-horz  excellent-teachers

 

 

Mesquite is a great community and being located on the eastern edge of the Dallas Metroplex, the opportunities for entertainment, shopping, etc., are virtually unlimited!
 
We strongly encourage you to submit your application for possible employment consideration.  Please do not hesitate to call (972)882-5487 or email me at cwillie@mesquiteisd.org should you have any questions. To complete an online application please go to www.mesquiteisd.org.

 

Documents:

 


 

 
Port Arthur ISD
District Contact: Dr. Tatiana Morales

Documents:

 

 

Valley View ISD
District Contact: Kristin Martindale
 
Valley View ISD is located in Cooke County in North Texas. The school offers a small school environment where students and teachers are partners in the learning process. With a pupil/teacher ration of 15:1, students are given the individual attention needed for them to excel.
 

 

Wichita Falls ISD
District Contact: Greta Benavides
 

Wichita Falls is needing 5 EC-6 certified bilingual teachers(1 for 3rd gr and 4 for 4th gr self contained).  The bilingual program implemented in WFISD is a late-exit transitional bilingual program.  There are a total of 25 bilingual teachers now in grades PK-3rd.  We have incredible administration support and are still growing.
 
Wichita Falls is a very comfortable place to live, with a cost of living lower than all big cities around it and "no traffic and a 10-minute drive to anywhere in town."  There is a state university and a plethora of shopping places and restaurants.  It is also within a two-hour drive to Dallas.
 
I am the Director of Foreign Languages in charge of the bilingual and ESL program implementation in WFISD.  I am an ITESM of Monterrey alumni and came her with an H1B visa (so I know everything you go through if you are here with one or in need of one).  Our superintendent support H1B visa holders and our district supports sponsoring for permanent residency.  I am from Monterrey and Spanish is my native language.
 
We have attended these job fairs for over ten years now and are very pleased and happy with candidates we have hired in the past - we look forward to having more great bilingual teachers in WFISD for next year!
 
Documents:
 
 
 
 
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closing and Q&A

 

 

 

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