Professional Learning


Dr. Karen Nix, Executive Director - Professional Learning 972-882-7391
Debi Tanton, Director - Professional Learning 972-882-7485
Jennifer Morris,  Coordinator - Professional Learning 972-882-7509
Sharon Atkins, Administrative Assistant 972-882-7393
Diana Hill, Administrative Assistant 972-882-7737
Susan Williams, Director of Mesquite ISD/TAMUC Partnership 972-882-7533
 Dr. Karen Nix
  Debi Tanton	Jennifer Morris 
 Dr. Karen Nix  Debi Tanton Jennifer Morris

Excellence in Teaching Incentive Program (ETIP)

Unique to Mesquite ISD, the ETIP program is the first of its kind created to recruit, retain, differentiate and reward the most talented and dedicated classroom teachers. Faced with a nationwide teacher shortage, MISD developed the ETIP program to develop teachers’ expertise through targeted, specified professional development that adds value to the district. Through ETIP, these master teachers can substantially improve their financial future while staying in the classroom. (In the past, an educator's only option to achieve a significant income increase was to move out of the classroom into administration.)

The ETIP program allows a classroom teacher to increase his/her earning potential by up to $12,000 annually if all three tiers are completed.

Level I $5,000 salary increase upon completion of an 18-hour (college hours) program and demonstrated growth.  Classroom Scholar 
Level II  Additional $2,000 salary increase with a master's degree and value added at the campus level
Campus Scholar
Level III  Additional $5,000 salary increase with a doctorate degree and value added at the district level. District Scholar

Click here for more details about the Excellence in Teaching Incentive Program.