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SISD Announces Partnership with Austin Community College

Smithville, TX - The Smithville Independent School District (SISD) has entered into an agreement with Austin Community College (ACC) to help aspiring teachers achieve certification.  The goal of the ACC Teacher Residency Program is to provide quality preparation to teacher candidates interested in achieving state certification within one year.  SISD will hire ACC Teacher Residents who, under the supervision of a teacher host-mentor, will receive hands-on experience in a classroom setting four days per week, and ACC instruction one day per week.  


Applications will be available on both the ACC website and the SISD website effective immediately.  Both institutions must receive an application for admission into the teacher residency program. 


Participants accepted into the residency program will be paid at the paraprofessional rate, and will receive full SISD benefits, including TRS retirement benefits and health insurance.


Interested parties are invited to attend an information session being held at the SISD Central Office: 


SISD Aspiring Teacher Information Meeting

April 4, 2023


901 NE 6th Street 

Smithville, TX 78957


If you have any questions regarding the ACC Teacher Residency Program, you can read more by visiting their website at or contact Dr. Bethany Logan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for SISD, at 512-237-2487 or by email at [email protected].