About Comfort ISD
Comfort Independent School District (ISD) is located in the community of Comfort, TX, which lies along Interstate 10, forty-five miles north of the city of San Antonio. Because this town, which rests in the hill country along the Guadalupe River, has a small population of only approximately 2,300 residents, Comfort ISD is also a small district with a familial feel. The district serves approximately 1,200 students in its elementary school, middle school, and high school.
Throughout the city’s history, the school system has always been an important part of life in Comfort. The city was established in 1854, and the first schoolhouse built two years later. In 1892 a three-room school building was constructed. This historic edifice remains a part of Comfort ISD culture, although in 2001-02 it was remodeled and now serves as the building for the district’s Information and Technology Department.
All three schools in Comfort ISD have currently been rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System. In most subjects they received “recognized” or “exemplary” ratings, and they continue to improve each year. The schools have each also received recognition by the Gold Performance Acknowledgment, which measures factors not included in the Academic Excellence Indicator System’s ratings. Most of these acknowledgements have come in the areas of mathematics and reading/ELA.
The opportunities for Comfort ISD students continue to increase every year. During the 2007-08 school year, more than thirty students at Comfort High School participated in dual enrollment courses that allowed them to earn credit in up to four college classes. Comfort ISD was represented on the state and national level when Mrs. Dottie Linder went to Washington this past school year to participate as one of 500 school nurses in a three-day internship program and to meet with congressmen and senators on Capitol Hill. The Comfort ISD athletic teams have also had tremendous success in the past school year. Although the district is small, the future for students in Comfort ISD looks brighter than ever!
Teaching in Comfort ISD
If you would like to become a part of the close-knit Comfort ISD family, consider applying for a teaching position. With this career you can be a part of “cultivating the hearts and minds” of the next generation. New teachers with a bachelor’s degree have a current starting salary of $33,000. In addition, the district pays $266 per month toward teachers’ health insurance.
For more information on the school district, including the contact information of faculty and staff and information about hiring, please check out Comfort ISD’s website: http://www.comfort.txed.net/
Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program
If you are interested in becoming a teacher in Comfort ISD or any other school district in the state of Texas, the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) provides a great opportunity for people who would like to begin a second career in teaching. This program, conducted entirely online, allows you to work at their own pace from the comfort and convenience of home. The academic coursework, which can be completed in a matter of months if teaching candidates dedicate a full-time effort to their studies, prepares future teachers for the one-year internship that they must complete as the final step of the certification process.
If you would like to be a part of shaping the lives of the next generation, please take advantage of this exciting opportunity. The time has never been more right for you to enter into the field of education. Thanks to the WCACP, you can step into your own classroom sooner than you ever thought possible!
About Comfort ISD