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Employment Induction



Realizing that beginning teachers and those new to the District go through a period of adjustment to their new working and/or living environments, the Paris Independent School District strives to provide these new teachers with an induction program designed to ease them into their respective professional roles. When these basic orientation needs are met, an entry-level teacher is on the way to becoming a happy and healthy individual; a competent, successful teacher; and a self-actualized person.

Refinement of teaching skills. Paris ISD:

  • actively recruits and hires competent teachers.
  • encourages teacher involvement in site-based decision-making.
  • provides many opportunities for professional growth through staff development activities.
  • arranges for new teachers to observe and be observed by mentor/buddy teachers.


Make choices from a wide array of options. Paris ISD:

  • encourages new teachers to complete a progress report survey to facilitate continuous improvement of the induction program.
  • encourages new teachers to provide feedback to the administration.
  • strives for openness.
  • provides many options for staff development.
  • encourages "wellness."


Learn and play. Paris ISD invites you to celebrate:

  • while attending conferences and workshops.
  • while enjoying teacher of the year ceremonies.
  • while attending students activities.
  • during holidays.
  • during "I Love Paris."
  • successful participation in staff development activities.
  • personal victories, etc.


Direct and indirect efforts to ensure a sense of belonging to the school and community. Paris ISD:

  • welcomes new teachers during orientation sessions.
  • pairs new teachers with mentors or buddy teachers.
  • fosters experiences designed to share successes, concerns and seek new ideas.
  • strives to make sure that new teachers are an integral part of all staff development activities.


Successfully adjusting and realizing goals. Paris ISD:

  • makes available a program of benefits that strive to meet insurance, savings, retirement, and other personal needs.
  • helps teachers to realize self-evaluation of their skills and allows for observations and suggestions from supervisors.
  • encourages professionalism.
  • provides staff development opportunities that contribute toward meeting state requirements.
  • realizes that through participation, success is easier.
  • wants all new teachers to get to know and like Paris - a friendly community.


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Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484

Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

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SchoolMessenger Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play). Download SchoolMessenger Quick Tip App. When launching the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the school district code. The school district code is paristx.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!

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Step 1: Your cell phone number must be on file at your child’s school.

Step 2: Text “YES” to 67587

For help information, text “HELP” to 67587.

To opt-out at any time, text “STOP” to 67587.

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