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 will be accepted in the spring of 2023! 

    To APPLY for the program:

  • Learn more about the program!  DEP Video! 

  • Are You a High School Student Interested in Becoming a Teacher?

    Do you want to make a difference by teaching in your own community?

    Would you like to come back and teach in Tigard-Tualatain schools?

    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!

    Get in touch with a Connector at Tigard High School or reach out to the program Navigator for more information: 

    Connector - Tigard High School: Ms. Viridiana Morales at 

    Navigator - Hibbard Administration: Mrs. Mariela Tyler at 

    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


    Applications for 2023 graduating seniors will be available soon! 



    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: 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: Phone: 503.431.5422

    Viri Morales

    Arnulfo Torres - Educator Pathway Connector 

    TWI Science - Fowler Middle School 

    Contact: Email: Phone: 503.431.5058

    arnulfo torres

    Antonio Pena Anaya - Educator Pathway Connector 

    TWI Language Arts - Tualatin High School 

    Contact: Email: 

    Stacy Radja - Educator Pathway Connector 

    Third Grade - Templeton Elementary School