Our mission is to create an avenue for teachers to grow and thrive. We work to improve effectiveness and reward great teaching, so we can retain top teachers and increase student achievement on all HISD campuses.
HISD’s Career Pathways pilot program allows schools to recognize, reward, and retain their best teachers. In turn, it allows high performing teachers to specialize in an area of interest, build leadership skills, and take on additional responsibility without having to leave the classroom.
Brad Pearl exemplifies the STEP team’s philosophy as a teacher at Furr High School. He has served as a mentor supporting novice teachers on his campus. He is in his third year as a KEY Teacher, positively impacting the development of beginning World Geography teachers across the district.
Brad served as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Furr HS, a Career Pathway’s teacher leader role, modeling and introducing innovative instructional technology to fellow teachers. His many instructional talents are highlighted in the Instructional Practice Exemplar Video Series in the secondary Instructional Practice criterion, I-4, focused on engaging students in work that develops higher level thinking skills.