In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl across our area, Lamar CISD is canceling all summer school classes, programs, extracurricular activities, and practices scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11. All locations will remain closed to students and staff on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11. This closure will allow our maintenance teams to work efficiently and without interruptions, ensuring our schools are safe. We will welcome all staff and students on Monday, July 15.

Lamar CISD to Host 2023 Job Fair Featuring Grow Your Own Programs

May 03, 2023 | Lamar CISD Communications

As many school districts are facing staff shortages, Lamar CISD continues to take a proactive approach with “Grow Your Own” initiatives that provide employees with rewarding opportunities to develop professional skills and certifications for continued education. 

The District will host a Job Fair to hire teachers, librarians, counselors, teacher aides, and more on Thursday, May 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Reading Junior High located at 8101 FM 762, Richmond, Texas 77469. Representatives from District campuses, iTeach, University of Houston – Victoria, and the District’s Talent Development Department will be in attendance.

Some professional development programs offered by the District include: 

  • iTeach for employees seeking alternative certification 

  • University of Houston-Victoria Jags Teach provides a student-teacher residency  

  • University of Houston-Victoria Voice Program is an accelerated certification program 

  • Grand Canyon University cohorts for Bachelor and Doctoral candidates 

  • Highly Qualified Paraprofessional Academy which is a comprehensive training event 

  • University of Houston - Victoria fast-track master's cohort hybrid program for a Master of Education in Administration and Texas Principal Certification 

Recently, the first iTeach cohort member and paraprofessional Melissa Carpenter was offered a teaching position at Leaman Junior High.  

Carpenter’s Principal Stacy Boarman said, “Part of being a leader at Lamar CISD is having a passion for people by developing self and others. When I heard about the opportunity to help our talented paraprofessionals become certified teachers, I knew I had to encourage Melissa to get involved.  I know she is going to have a positive impact and will truly make a difference for those who will be fortunate enough to call her ‘teacher’.” 

Please click HERE to sign up for the job fair. For more information, please visit  or contact Human Resources Recruiter Jose Sanchez-Garcia at [email protected] or 832.223.0317. 

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