Addressing Texas Teacher Shortages

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers in Texas

Texas educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Texas, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Virtual teaching has allowed teachers to continue their passion for teaching, make a difference in student lives or pursue other interests.

Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Texas.

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Teacher Shortage in Texas

The number of teachers acquiring certifications versus the number who begin teaching the following year is steadily decreasing according to data from the Texas Education Agency. Though over 24,000 teachers were certified in 2019, less than 20,000 began teaching, while a large majority of experienced educators quit or retired with the challenges of virtual learning.

Teachers in Texas are desperately needed in the subject areas of Special Education and ESL, but with population influx into schools and high rates of teacher retirements, schools are battling to fill positions. According to the Texas Education Agency, "...in the next decade, the state will add 68,000 new elementary school teaching positions and 65,000 new middle school teaching positions across the state," in addition to the roles that have not yet been fulfilled.

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in TX

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
Districts Impacted in Texas
Rave Reviews in Texas

“The best part about using Proximity Learning is the level of instruction that we’ve received from them. They are experienced educators and experienced teachers and the collaboration with our staff.”

Paul Trevino
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Principal, Huntsville Intermediate School

“We’re able to keep those kids on track to give them what they need.”

Brandon Duncan
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Principal, Refugio ISD

“I like and enjoy the methods that are taken to ensure that the students are learning and that they are participating. The way that the instructors explains the problems step by step to allow the students success."

Mae Alexander
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Academy of Dallas

“My experience with Proximity Learning has been fantastic for this school year. It’s been very beneficial for our students and beneficial for our parents because they’re able to interact with our students and try to get in-depth with the curriculum and instruction.”

Paul Trevino
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Principal, Huntsville Intermediate School
Meet Your State Representative!
Jason Roppolo
Director of School Partnerships
Jason Roppolo is a Dallas Independent School District graduate who worked there for 13 years starting out as a youth action officer and working his way into special education administration. He made a transition into the K-12 industry with the goal to provide solutions that help solve district issues. | Dr. Jim Taliaferro is a consultant with Proximity Learning. He has extensive experience in all areas of education totaling 40 years, 32 of those as a principal and superintendent in Texas public schools.

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