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Considering careers in Houston? Talk to a teacher.

Chat with Houston teachers for professional wisdom and advice.

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Weighing your career options? Determining your professional path is a big decision—one that comes with a lot of questions. Sure, you could do a quick Google search for answers, but why not head to an expert source for information? 

TEACH for Houston’s Talk to a Teacher program offers you a chance to do just that. Just sign up with one of our teacher ambassadors to chat via phone or video call. Calls last up to 30 minutes, and you can always sign up for more time. We’ve got some experienced and passionate teachers ready to hear from you.

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This is your chance to talk through all of your thoughts, feelings and concerns about teaching with a current educator. Here’s stuff we hear a lot: How do I get started? Will my personality fit in the classroom?  What requirements do I need to meet? What is it like to teach, day in and day out?

Our ambassadors get to know your background and goals, and they’ve been in your shoes before. Their advice will help you take the right next step, whatever it is. 

Who’s on the other end?

Our teacher ambassadors know what you’re going through (after all, they’ve been there before), and they’re excited to chat with you!

Ricca Dickens

As a middle school ELA/Writing teacher at YES Prep-Northside, Ricca believes teaching gives you the opportunity to influence, motivate and liberate our future generation.  

Learn what she recommends when choosing a teacher preparation program:

Carolyn Lundquist

Carolyn is an elementary teacher at Lantrip Elementary. She teaches math, science and social studies. On top of having the amazing opportunity to impact students’ lives, she loves having a job that never gets boring!

Hear some of her advice:

Robin Toy

Currently a reading, writing and social studies teacher at Budewig Intermediate (Alief ISD), Robin began teaching as a substitute teacher. Through that experience, he found his fundamental purpose in life. 

Original video published via Alief Public School District.

Ready to take the next step?

Deciding to teach is not a decision to take lightly. Teaching is a career with many challenges, but even greater rewards. If you think you might be a good fit, but still have some questions, connect with a current teacher.

  • Schedule a time to chat, and we’ll take care of the rest. ☎️
  • Don’t have time for a call? Just open LiveChat on any of our webpages to get real-time answers. ?
  • Want to learn more about what your path to becoming a teacher might look like? We’ll create a personalized roadmap for you! Take the roadmap quiz. ?