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ISD Paraeducators Complete Certificate Pilot Program

Posted by Devin Felix on 19 December, 2019

Last school year, 30 of our paraeducators were the first in the state to complete a new paraeducator certificate program established at the direction of the State Legislature. This pilot program trained participants in skills and topics such as professionalism and ethics, supporting a positive and safe learning environment, cultural diversity, special education law, bringing about behavior change, and more. This year, the program was rolled out to all the district’s paraeducators, who received training this year in August and October.

Paraeducators contribute to our schools and classrooms in countless ways and are crucial to the success of students and teachers. They need and deserve professional development opportunities to help them succeed in their jobs so they can help students succeed.

Would you like to work with kids and make a positive impact in your community? Become a paraprofessional! Paraprofessionals get nights, weekends and summers off, and those who work an average of 3.5 hours per day are eligible for full benefits and state retirement benefits. Best of all, they get to help students learn and grow. See job openings and apply at