Harmony Public Charter School Teachers to Receive $7.5 million in Bonuses as part of TEA Incentive Program

Harmony’s curriculum places heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, college readiness

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Harmony Public Charter Schools has announced it will be presenting $7.5 million in bonuses to its teachers through the Texas Education Agency's Teacher Incentive Allotment program. Roughly 833 teachers, across 62 campuses and 6 districts, have been awarded – including nine Harmony teachers in Dallas who have received nearly $22,000 in bonuses.

There are three designations a teacher can receive including recognized, exemplary, and master. From the designations, Harmony received:
  • 318 recognized teachers
  • 354 exemplary, and
  • 161 master designations overall
Teacher designations from TEA generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts and campuses to reward and retain their most effective teachers.

Harmony Public Schools was one of the first school systems to be named into the program, which prioritizes high needs and rural campuses.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state. Its 62 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools across Texas include:
  • Austin
  • Beaumont
  • Bryan
  • Dallas
  • El Paso
  • Ft. Worth
  • Greater Houston
  • Lubbock
  • Odessa
  • the Rio Grande Valley
  • San Antonio, and
  • Waco
Harmony Public Schools said it is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year for both students and team members. The shcool’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. Harmony noted that it prioritizes teachers making a positive impact of inspiration and motivation on their students – with the importance of its teachers being year round to impact the next generation of scholars.

Harmony's charter school model blends the highest standards and expectations with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum, and its dedicated and engaged teachers and families seek to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life.

Harmony Public Charter Schools believe every child can succeed, and is committed to helping them realize their full potential. The appreciation and engagement of their teachers is the backbone of the Harmony Public Schools system.

The Teacher Incentive Allotment award program was introduced in Texas in June of 2019.

To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, visit 
www.harmonytx.org, and follow them on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu or ‘Like’ them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas