YES Prep Public Schools

YES Prep was one of the first districts in the state of Texas to be approved for participation in The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)!  The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) provides an accessible pathway for effective teachers to earn a higher income while remaining in the classroom. This means that based on our teacher salary scale, upon their 3rd year in the role, teachers in an eligible course can earn up to: 

  • 3 years of experience: $94,500 

  • 5 years of experience: $96,000 

  • 10 years of experience: $99,000 

  • 15 years of experience: $101,500 

The Opportunity

Teachers can earn a designation of “Recognized,” “Exemplary,” and “Master” based on their student growth and performance on the Instructional Excellence Rubric. 

Teachers who earn a TIA designation receive an allotment of up to $32,000 each year for 5 years so long as they remain a classroom teacher. Here’s what each level of designation can earn yearly! 

*YES Prep teachers keep 90% of their total allotment (YES Prep Southside teachers keep 100%). In many surrounding districts, that 90% is used to supplant overall teacher salary and does not go straight to the designee.

TIA Eligible Courses at YES Prep

YES Prep Teachers must teach one period a day of the courses below to be eligible for designation:


  • Pre-K through 2nd grade self-contatined
  • 2nd - 5th grade ELAR and SLAR
  • 2nd - 5th grade Math
  • K-5 Elementary Intervention


  • 6-8th Grade Math
  • 6-8th Grade ELA
  • English I, English II
  • Algebra I
  • 6-8th Grade Reading

Special Populations:

  • K-5th Grade Special Education
  • 6-12th Grade Special Education

How Teachers Are Designated 

Teachers earn a TIA designation in eligible courses through student growth and performance on the Instructional Excellence Rubric. We use the following assessments to measure student growth based on course: 

  • Special Education, Intervention: MAP NWEA 
  • STAAR Courses: STAAR Growth 
  • Pre-Kindergarten: Circle

Meet Our TIA Designees

You can learn more about our 23-24 TIA designees at YES Prep here

In addition, here are spotlights of some of our TIA designees: 

Patrick Adre
TIA Master Teacher
7th Grade English, YES Prep Southeast Secondary
Timmy Woyan
TIA Exemplary Teacher
Special Education, YES Prep Southwest Secondary
Diana Rodriguez
TIA Exemplary Teacher
Pre-Kindergarten, YES Prep Southeast Elementary