District Guidelines

  • District Guidelines:

    Student Teaching

    Requests for student teaching placements in the Lewisville Independent School District must be sent by the University Program Director to:

    LISD Employee Services Department
    Attn: Dr. Sharon Heier, Employee Services 
    1565 W Main Street
    Lewisville, TX 75067

    Heiers@lisd.net and Mendozat@lisd.net

    Please adhere to the timelines listed on the Program Time Lines page.

    District Application and Criminal Background Check: Students must complete and submit the District application (submit to program director) and the LISD Criminal Background Check (LISD online application) to be considered for placement. Background checks are required once every three years. Each student must have a program advisor assigned prior to submission of the application. A Program Profile is required for all programs requesting student teacher placement in LISD. Student teacher requests will be handled through Employee Services. Applications should be reviewed and signed by an authorized individual of the program prior to making requests for placement. All requests must be in writing and be processed through Employee Services. Students or representatives of the requesting programs should NOT contact teachers or principals directly.

    Geographic Preferences: Every effort will be made to honor geographical preferences, when available, in the district, e.g. Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village, Carrollton , The Colony/Frisco; however, requests for individual schools, and/or teachers will not be honored. The Employee Services Department will place student teachers in schools and with cooperating teachers who will provide proper mentoring and supervision. Program coordinators and supervisors are encouraged to make contact with individual principals and teachers, once student teacher placements have been identified, to answer any specific program questions or to schedule cooperating teacher training sessions.

    All student teacher candidates must be entering the final semester of the teacher preparation program; and, upon successful completion of student teaching and any other program requirements, be eligible for a Texas Standard Teaching Certificate. Lewisville ISD does not place student teachers in paid internship assignments.

    At this time, LISD is not accepting student teacher candidates from alternative certification programs or out of state programs unless they are pursuing a certificate in an area of critical need. Please contact Dr. Heier if you have any questions at HeierS@lisd.net.


    Lewisville ISD Employees Seeking Placements

    Lewisville ISD is committed to supporting its employees in their efforts to grow and advance. To this end, every effort will be made to accommodate requests for placements made by LISD staff members, when those requests fall within the guidelines previously detailed. In addition, it should be noted that the following practices apply to LISD employees seeking assignments in the district:

    1. LISD employees requesting student teacher and/or student observer placements will be assigned at a campus other than their current work site.
    2. Employees of LISD, in student teacher and/or student observer placements, are expected to adhere to a normal work schedule, performing their duties and responsibilities in accordance with their job assignments.
    3. Student teachers and/or student observers employed by the district will not be "released" to fulfill program requirements. It will be incumbent upon the student teacher and/or student observer to arrange personal time, outside of the regular work day, to complete placement requirements.
    4. LISD does not place student teachers in paid assignments. Teaching internships are not available in the district.

    Contact Information:

    Contact the Lewisville ISD Employee Services Department if you have questions regarding student teaching /student observing placements. You may direct your inquiries to:
    Dr. Sharon Heier, Employee Services at Heiers@lisd.net
    Tanya Mendoza, Employee Services Staffing at Mendozat@lisd.net