Interested in growing your own teachers?
Districts can find motivated, well-qualified teacher candidates in their own communities by mobilizing local paraeducators, foreign-trained immigrants, career changers, and young people to enter the teaching profession by putting grow your own (GYO) strategies to work. The resources below* will help you gather information to grow your own teachers, including curriculum, tools, templates, and research. You can also learn more about GYO efforts across Washington State on our reports page.
* We are currently creating a report and toolkit coming out of the GYO infrastructure pilot grant and will be making major updates to this page when we finalize those in fall 2019. Please provide us your contact information here, and we will email you when we publish the updates.