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Dallas ISD’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Department is seeking hundreds of applicants to fill teaching positions for the 2020-2021 school year.

“Our students can only be as successful as our teachers can be, so we’re always looking for diligent and caring educators to join our classrooms,” said Priscilla Vega, recruitment manager for HCM. “You’ll be working in a district where you can really make a difference. We have a very diverse student population and many of our students face socio economic difficulties. This is truly an opportunity to be a hero.”

Dallas ISD is having an online all-level teacher job fair on April 30 from 3–5 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.

This article will answer the most FAQ to help all aspiring teachers through the application process.

Why teach at Dallas ISD?

Just last year, 28 of our schools earned an “A” Rating from the Texas Education Agency. Three of our campuses also received the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award, one of the nation’s highest education honors.

We’re proud to serve approximately 155,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade in 230 schools, employing nearly 20,000 dedicated professionals.

Dallas ISD manages the largest dual-language program in the nation. We offer families several different curricular models, such as: personalized learning, Montessori schools, fine arts schools, all-boys and all-girls schools, talented and gifted schools, STEM-focused schools and collegiate academies.

Our district offers competitive pay. Our 2019-2020 starting teacher salary is $54,000. We offer stipends and recruitment incentives, such as:

  • $4,000 signing incentive paid over two years for bilingual elementary teachers
  • $3,000 signing incentive for secondary science and math teachers
  • $3,000 signing incentive for specialized CATE and SPED teachers

We also have a unique way of rewarding our teachers through the Teacher Excellence Initiative. To learn more, visit

What candidates is Dallas ISD looking for?

The most in-demand positions at the moment are for Elementary Bilingual, Math, SPED, Science, Foreign Language, DEAF Ed, ELAR and CATE. However, we are always searching for great teachers in all content areas.

We encourage all individuals seeking to become a teacher to apply for a position. This invitation includes candidates who are anticipating and/or have their certification already. For individuals who do not having teaching certification, visit Dallas ISD’s Alternative Certification website to learn more: If you’re an out-of-state applicant, visit the TEA Out-of-State Certified Educators website for more details.

 How do I apply?

Applicants who are interested in leading our classrooms can submit the 2020-2021 Teacher Application available on the Dallas ISD Careers website.

While many schools have their own individual job postings, applicants are encouraged to also submit this districtwide application. Jobseekers who apply through the 2020-2021 Teacher Application will receive additional support from HCM professionals. Dallas ISD recruiters will keep the applicant up-to-date with upcoming occurrences, such as virtual teacher job-fairs and opportunities to interview with principals.

There is no upcoming deadline for the 2020-2021 Teacher Application. However, submitting it early increases the applicant’s chances to find their best fit.

The Dallas ISD Careers website offers numerous tools and resources that can help candidates find their best job match. This year, HCM rolled out TMS: a new mobile friendly application that identifies job opportunities based on the applicant’s resume.

“I did find the process user friendly,” said Melina Zevallos, a recent applicant. “The questions were very clear and it was easy to upload documents as well.”

Professionals will be available to guide candidates and answer individual questions at

Dallas ISD is following the guidance of Dallas County Health and Human Services, which is working closely with the CDC, local governments, and health care providers to prepare for and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. As a result, HCM will organize various virtual job fairs and interview days via phone and various telecommunications applications (such as Skype and Zoom) during this time. Applicants will be receiving information on interview opportunities from the recruitment team until the return to normal schedules.

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