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Benefits for teachers

The Master Teacher Initiative is an SAISD initiative to develop, support, recognize, retain, and reward excellent teaching. It includes multiple measures of effective teaching that reflect the district’s values for teacher development and performance to accelerate student achievement. Teachers can earn as much as $100,000 a year or more.

San Antonio ISD is committed to providing multiple avenues and ongoing support for professional growth for our instructional staff. Tuition-free leadership programs provide the training, coaching, framework, and real-world experience individuals need to build capacity for instructional leadership as a teacher leader or as a school administrator.


Master Teacher Initiative



Unique Teaching Models



Pathways for Educators


District of Innovation




New Teacher Support

San Antonio ISD is proud of its Student Teacher and New Teacher programs. Student teaching is an invaluable experience for aspiring educators. Many of our student teachers go on to join the SAISD family, and we welcome the enthusiasm, innovation, and fresh perspective they bring to our schools.




New Teacher Orientation

Each year, SAISD hosts an orientation for all new teachers joining SAISD (including teachers with experience and those who are new to the profession).

New teacher Academy

Teachers continue their induction  through the New Teacher Academy. This is a blended-learning program with learning in the virtual setting and in synchronous settings.

Mentor Program

SAISD’s mentor program provides support to teachers in their first two years of their career. Mentors meet weekly with their mentee to guide them in all aspects of induction as professional educators.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you are new to SAISD and in your first or second year of teaching, you will receive support as part of the program. If you do not know who your mentor is, please contact our office at 210-554-8521 or
  • Every campus has a Campus Mentor Coordinator who matches new teachers and mentors. You may also contact our office at 210-554-8521 or
  • SAISD requires that a mentor have at least three years of teaching experience and meet the objective hiring criteria for the district (i.e., 9 of 16 dimensions of T-TESS are Proficient with No Improvement Needed). Ideally, mentors teach the same grade level/content area as their mentee, but this is not always possible. All mentor assignments must be approved by the campus principal.
  • In general, mentors should support mentees with all aspects of becoming a professional educator. Specific mentoring activities are outlined in campus- and district-level mentor meetings. Email with questions.
  • Mentors must complete annual training provided by the district. Training includes online modules and a face-to-face (or synchronous virtual) workshop accompanied by their mentee. Mentors meet weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the mentee’s years of service) and submit weekly meeting logs. Mentors should contact their Campus Mentor Coordinator for more details or email

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