Grow Your Own Programs
GFW Public Schools is proud to be expanding our Grow Your Own Program. We believe in continuous improvement and are happy to help our teachers expand their expertise while impacting our students.There are two programs currently available to GFW staff.
Increasing Diversity in Workforce
The first Grow Your Own program is focused on increasing diversity in our staff and breaking down barriers to persons of color looking to enter the field of education. The goal is to have teaching and paraprofessional staff more representative of the students that we serve. Persons of color are encouraged to apply to this program to get their teaching license with tuition support while employed in the district to get a head start on becoming a fully licensed teacher.
Increasing Special Education Staff
Another part of our Grow Your Own program is dedicated to providing current staff with tuition support to pursue a degree and become certified in special education. Adding an additional license is an incredibly beneficial opportunity for teachers, with the need for special education professionals becoming more prevalent. Any GFW teacher or paraprofessional can apply for this program.