TIA Gala

HENDERSON, TX - Henderson Independent School District (HISD) is proud to announce recipients of its second round of the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). The TIA program was created by the Texas legislature to provide incentives for most effective teachers working in high-needs schools or teaching high-needs subject areas. Last year’s first round saw 13 teachers awarded TIA designations.

This year, HISD has five new teachers receiving TIA designations for their exceptional work in the classroom. New designees include: Lauren Kirk, Lauren Weaver, Lindsey McMurrey, Jenni Griffith, and Melanie King. Additionally, Cindy Hathorn, who was designated last year, will receive a higher designation this year. These teachers were selected based on their track record of successful student growth and classroom observations of their effectiveness in teaching and learning.

"Once again, we are extremely proud of the work our teachers do every day,” said Superintendent Dr. Thurston Lamb. “Teachers who are successful at this level are driven by a deep passion for helping all students. But it’s exciting to finally see these teachers rewarded for their efforts through the TIA program at a level which is more representative of their talents and expertise.” 

The TIA designations provide these exceptional teachers with additional compensation–ranging from $3,000 to over $20,000 per year–for their outstanding performance, which will serve as an incentive to continue their hard work and dedication to the students of HISD.

All of HISD’s TIA recipients, along with our Teachers of the Year, will be honored at our annual  “Teachers of Excellence Gala” in May. Each teacher’s exact designation (Recognized, Exemplary or Masters) along with the specific amount of pay associated with each level will be announced at the gala. 

HISD congratulates all of the TIA grant recipients and thanks them for their dedication to their profession and their students. The district looks forward to the continued success of these teachers and the impact they will have on the future of our students and community.