Texas Educator Excellence Model

To address the enormous challenge of managing educator talent, TxCEE developed the Texas Educator Excellence Model (TEEM) with the generous support of a $60 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. TEEM addresses the challenges identified in high-need schools by improving systems for educator preparation, selection, support, evaluation, and compensation. TEEM builds upon existing HCMS models and are enhanced with timely and relevant support and guidance from TxCEE.


TEEM Key Strategies

  • Share rigorous teacher and principal evaluation instruments
  • Provide effectiveness ratings for teachers and principals
  • Measure student growth in every classroom in the district
  • Provide opportunities for increased compensation to effective teachers and principals
  • Build a district-wide professional development system tailored to educator and student needs
  • Support data use for continuous improvement
  • Strengthen induction, coaching, and mentoring systems
  • Create career pathway opportunities
  • Engage educators, parents, and community to improve systems
  • Implement leadership pipelines

TEEM Components

TxCEE’s Texas Educator Excellence Model (TEEM) encompasses eight components that, when combined, form a comprehensive educator support system that increases educator and student success. While districts address each of these components, TxCEE can help maximize resources and systems to leverage a singular component or the comprehensive TEEM Model.