REACH is a forward-thinking effort developed and designed to advance AISD's efforts to recruit and retain the very best teachers and principals for Austin's schools. The program offers AISD educators incentives for raising the academic achievement of students and combines significant performance rewards with targeted supports and leadership opportunities.

REACH was built in collaboration with Education Austin and the Austin Chamber, and has gained national attention because it empowers, supports and rewards educators for innovation and success in the classroom.

By using a creative and innovative approach to support and reward success in the classroom, the district is working to ensure:

  • A quality teacher in every classroom, especially in Austin's high-needs schools
  • Improved student learning at all schools and for all students
  • Professional growth for teachers
  • Increased retention rates among AISD teachers and principals