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Relay Graduate School trains pre-K teachers, but awareness of its approach remains limited

October 21, 2019

A receptionist, an attendance clerk and a family liaison are among the Alief Independent School District employees answering the call to become pre-K teachers through a Relay Graduate School of Education teacher residency.

The Texas district, outside of Houston, passed a bond issue in 2015 with plans to build additions for pre-K classrooms. And with more funding available in the state for full-day pre-K, Maria Martinez, AISD’s early childhood coordinator, said leaders knew the district — which already had a partnership with Relay — would have a growing demand for pre-K teachers.

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