Diverse Educator Pathways Program

  • Are you a high school senior or classified staff member interested in becoming an educator?

    Then the Diverse Educator Pathway Program might be a great fit for you

    Read below to learn more about what this program has to offer! 

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    • Provide support and professional development to TTSD classified staff and students interested in obtaining education licensure. 
    • Meet TTSD diverse educator goals:
      • Decreasing the racial diversity (racially and/or  linguistically) between staff and students from 30.9% points to 15% percentage points.
    • Connect TTSD talent to high needs, hard to fill vacancies
      • Two-Way Immersion, Science, Math, and Learning/Accessibility Specialists 

    COMPASS Program Candidates 2022-2023

    • Evelin Gutierrez Ignacio –PSU's Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program
    • Laura Valdovinos–PSU's Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program
    • Jacky Arroyo–PSU's Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program
    • Nancy Munoz Garcia-PSU Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program
    • Jazmin Chavez–Lewis and Clark's School Counseling Program
    • Abraham Diaz—Western Oregon's Business Education Program
    • Carrol Tan—Pacific University Special Education Program

    Interested in applying? Applications for 2023-2024 COMPASS Candidates are accepted throughout the school year! 

    To APPLY for the program:

  • Learn more about the Diverse Educator Pathway Program from our wonderful COMPASS candidates!

  • Hear about the DEP program from our amazing DEP students!


  • Are You a High School Student Interested in Becoming an educator?

    Do you want to make a difference by becoming an educator in your own community?

    Would you like to come back to TTSD and honor and reflect the lived experience of our amazing BIPOC students? 

    If you answered "YES!" to either question, then: 

    The Diverse Educator Pathway program is for YOU!!!

    We can offer support in:

    • Notifying you of scholarship opportunities 
    • Navigating the FAFSA and college admissions process
    • Support throughout your college journey 
    • Connecting you with other BIPOC students and providing time for you to gather in an affinity space
    • Guide you as you enroll in a teacher's program
    • After graduation, we will help you prepare for an interview for a teaching position at Tigard-Tualatain Schools!

    TTSD is currently accepting applications for the DEP Program!

    Learn more about the program:

    Our student cohort graduating from TTSD in 2022 has been chosen!!! Congratulations to the scholarship and program recipients!

    • Alejandra Vargas
    • Gaby Hernandez
    • Madison Dowell
    • Ruby Benitez Diaz
    • Dioselin Abarca Moreno
    • Karina Barron
    • Andrasis Navarette
    • Eddy Sanchez
    • Wilmer Diaz
    • Jennifer Solis
    • Danell Lim 
    • Abril Garcia 
    • Karen De Niz Gonzalez





    Mariela Tyler - Educator Pathway Navigator

    The program's Navigator is here to help you:

    • Find out if the Educator Pathways program is the right fit for you given your career goals
    • Assist you in completing the program's application 
    • Investigate licensure programs in the state 
    • Assist with the completion of university application materials 
    • Provide professional development around time management, study tips, equity and identity, apply for jobs, and interviewing strategies 

    Contact: Mariela Tyler - email: mtyler@ttsd.k12.or.us phone: 503.431.4156

    Mariela Tyler


    Educator Pathway Connectors

    The program Connectors are here to help you:

    • Find out if the Educator Pathway would be the best fit for you
    • Connect you with the Navigator 
    • Weekly check-ins to help guide you in the process of applying to programs, financial aid, scholarship essay support, interview strategies, etc. 
    • Help you connect with others in an affinity space if needed 

    Meet our Connectors! 

    Viridiana Morales - Educator Pathway Connector 

    Counseling Secretary - Tigard High School 

    Contact: Email: vmorales@ttsd.k12.or.us Phone: 503.431.5422

    Viri Morales

    Arnulfo Torres - Educator Pathway Connector 

    TWI Science - Fowler Middle School 

    Contact: Email: atorres@ttsd.k12.or.us Phone: 503.431.5058

    arnulfo torres

    Antonio Pena Anaya - Educator Pathway Connector 

    TWI Language Arts - Tualatin High School 

    Contact: Email: apenaanaya@ttsd.k12.or.us 

    Stacy Radja - Educator Pathway Connector 

    Third Grade - Templeton Elementary School 

    Contact: sradja@ttsd.k12.or.us

    Mikaela Diaz - Educator Pathway Connector 

    Learning Specialist - Tigard High School 

    Contact: mdiaz@ttsd.k12.or.us