My Career Development
Professional Learning & DevelopmentAll Midway employees have annual training and professional learning requirements. The Midway Professional Learning website provides a collection of all compliance and position-specific training in one easy-to-access platform describing three tiers of professional learning. Please access each tier and follow the directions for populating the training required for your MISD job/position.
- Midway Professional Learning website
- Main contact: Becky Odajima
The Midway Education Foundation offers funding up to $1000 for educators to attend professional development. A limit of $1000 is available for a particular training event, regardless of number of people attending. Smaller requests are encouraged.
Established by an endowment from the Dwain & Jeanie Holdbrook Moss family in 2001, this MEF scholarship was established to assist Midway ISD staff members in pursuit of a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree to be used in teaching MISD students. Alternative or other certifications are not covered by this particular scholarship.
- Midway Education Foundation page for Grant Express and Holdbrook Scholarship
- Main contact: Suzi Pagel
National Board Certification
The State of Texas' Teacher Incentive Allotment includes an automatic stipend for National Board Certification. Additionally, Midway ISD offers a local-level stipend as well as reimbursement and mentor support for the NBCT process.
- Guide for National Board Certification
- Main contact: Mary Lou Glaesmann
Para-to-Pro / Alternative Certification
Midway ISD partners with McLennan Community College for alternative teaching certification. The MISD Human Resources Department and the Midway Education Foundation even offer an annual scholarship for 3 staff members.
- McLennan Community College Alternative Certification Program
- Main MISD contact for Para-to-Pro: Mary Lou Glaesmann
- Main MCC contact for alternative certification: Kristi Patton