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  • Elementary Teacher

    Iola ISD is seeking a certified Elementary Teacher for the upcoming school year.

    Primary Purpose:
    Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Develop and implement lesson plans that facilitate requirements of the district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
    • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policy, and administrative regulations.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
    • Must be willing to implement small-group instruction.
    • Work cooperatively with the special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established and individual education plans.
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and supervise assignment of teacher aides and volunteers.
    • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Supervise assigned teacher aide(s) and/or volunteers.

    Working Conditions:
    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
    • Maintain emotional control under stress. Lifting more than 30 lb. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stocks to textbooks, media equipment, and other classroom equipment.
    **All applicants must complete a separate Criminal Background History Check online through the same application process**

    **This candidate must possess a valid Texas Teaching Certificate**
  • Secondary Principal

    Iola ISD is seeking a Secondary Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Campus Description: Iola Secondary is a 2A Division II campus with approximately 220 students in grades 7-12. Iola Secondary has been named one of America‚Äôs Top High Schools by U.S. News and World Report for the third year in a row.

    Job Description: Manage staff, students, and overall campus operations.  Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
    • Compliance with district policies
    • Ensuring high standards of instruction and student achievement
    • Leadership of the campus instructional programs
    • Effective operation of all campus activities
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration or mid-management
    • Texas principal or other appropriate Texas certificate
    • T-TESS training and certification required
    • At least 5 years as a classroom teacher
    • 2-4 years experience in instructional leadership roles 
    Salary: Depending on experience

    A separate online Criminal History Record Check application must accompany all online applications.

    Cover letters and resumes may be sent to Scott Martindale, Superintendent at
  • Criminal History Record Check

    All applicants must fill out this criminal history record check form, as an addendum to the application.  

    Iola Independent School District is required by Board policy to obtain a criminal history record on applicants for employment with the district (Texas Education Code).  The information requested below is necessary to obtain criminal history record information.
  • Substitute Cafeteria Worker

    The cafeteria worker prepares and serves cafeteria food, and maintains the cafeteria and dining area in sanitary condition.
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Preparing all menu items using established policies and procedures.
    • Assisting with the training of new employees.
    • Assureing menu items are prepared in sufficient quantities to satisfy volumes.
    • Serveing food in proper pre-determined portion sizes.
    • Cleaning cafeteria including serving area continually.
    • Cleaning cafeteria area before and after school hours.
    • Maintains appearance of all equipment and serving counters.
    Please apply online or contact Linda Evans for more details at

    Once your application is complete, you must also complete the CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK application online!

  • Substitute Custodian

    The custodian will keep the district buildings in such a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the educational program. The custodian will perform assigned custodial duties and repairs and receives supervision.  Please contact Dave Jordan at 936-394-2361 Ext. 169.  Apply in person or online.

    Once your application is complete, you must also complete the CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK application online!  
  • Substitute Bus Driver

    School bus drivers pick up students at stops along established routes and drop them off at school. They may also transport students and faculty to special events, such as field trips or sporting events, often working split shifts of mornings and afternoons. 

    School bus drivers must be attentive to traffic and weather conditions while staying on schedule and ensuring the safety of passengers. 

    Must be able to pass a background check

    Interested applicants should apply online. Contact the Transportation Director Sean Callahan at for more information.

    Once your application is complete, you must also complete the CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK application online!

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