Renton School District
As the 3rd most diverse school district in Washington State, we need more Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and those who speak multiple languages in our schools. Having even one Black teacher increases a Black child’s chances of going to college. All children benefit when they learn from teachers who reflect the rich diversity in their communities.
GROW YOUR OWN (GYO) - Alternative Routes to Becoming an Educator
- Are you a current staff member Interested in becoming an educator or a teacher?
- Need financial assistance to get it done?
- Are you a parent volunteer and want to make the change to a career in teaching?
How does it work?
Check out the Grow Your Own Alternative Pathways Programs
GYO alternative pathways are innovative programs that allow those working in education a pathway to certification that is enriching, classroom-based, and manageable! Most of the programs available are fully accessible online so you can access the curriculum from anywhere while continuing to work in your current role throughout your program.
Read Other’s Stories
Check out the stories of others who have walked alternative paths to become educators in the Renton School District.