Why Teach @ OPS?
OPS teachers come from all 50 states, from around the globe, and have attended more than 340 different colleges and universities. They have an average of 10 years of experience, and 46% of teachers have advanced degrees.
New Teacher Induction - All new teachers participate in a three day institute for which a stipend of $215 per day is provided.
BEST New Teacher Meetings - Monthly professional development meetings are provided for new teachers. A total of $300 for 14 hours of participation in these meetings is provided during the first year of teaching.
Mentor Program - New teachers without previous teaching experience receive a trained mentor for one year.
Early Start Program (Elementary) - Prior to the first year in the District, you may teach summer school and participate in professional development.
Teacher In-service Days - Days are designated for professional development throughout the year.
Tuition Assistance - Provides tuition assistance to teachers who are working to earn teaching endorsements in shortage areas.
National Board Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) - Professional development opportunity provides teachers with tools and resources to continue their professional growth. OPS assist with assessment fees.
Homebuyer Education Program - Mortgage Finance Benefit Program affords teachers with the opportunity to purchase their own homes using specialized financing.
Curriculum Days - Teachers participate in Curriculum Day sessions, which include a half-day for elementary and full-day for secondary teachers three times during the school year.
Advanced Degrees - Teacher receives compensation for education beyond the bachelor's degree.
Internationally known financier and OPS alum, Warren Buffett, annually listed among the wealthiest Americans, has established a coveted award to honor teachers in the Omaha Public Schools.
Many OPS teachers have won Nebraska Teacher of the Year awards, Presidential Excellence awards, and other national, regional and local recognition.