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Welcome to the Texas Health Occupations Association

This is Barbara White, the President of THOA for 2018-2019. THOA has had tremendous growth in the last couple of years and it is due to the hard work of our Board of Directors and because YOU have jumped on the train with us! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 THOA Summer Conference. It was truly a success! There is a wealth of information and support for Health Science teachers through THOA. Check this website often for job postings, resources from past conference presentations, TEA information and more.

Also, look at the Texas Health Science Teachers Facebook page. THOA manages this page and there is so much collaboration going on there! Keep sharing! Stay tuned to hear details about the 2019 THOA Summer Conference in the College Station / Bryan, Texas area. We will keep you posted! 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou.

Recent News & Job Openings

Job Opening: Abilene ISD

Abilene ISD is in search of a Health Science Educator for Holland Medical High School. Particularly a nurse with a bachelors degree or higher, having one year experience in long term care and interested in teaching CNA. Apply online, at abileneisd.org.

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Job Opening: Kileen ISD

Lead Health Science Teacher – Killeen ISD Career Center This position will help lead the Health Science Team across the district in PLC and assist in the implementation of various health science programs. The Lead Teacher will also coordinate practicum sites for our health science program and lead our NATCEP

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Survey for 2018 or 2019 Texas Health Science Conference Attendees

Dear Health Science Teachers Conference 2018 attendees and/or Potential 2019 Conference attendees; THOA is constantly trying to improve the service that we provide to our Texas healthscience teachers. One way is providing a summer conference. This year we also offered sessions at the TCEC winter conference in February sponsored by CTAT.

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Klein Oaks High School Job Opening

Klein Oak High School is looking for a 5th Health Science instructor for our growing programs that would be comfortable teaching Pharmacology and Pharmacy Technician for the 2019-2020 school year. Please send your resume to Elizabeth Lee at elee1@kleinisd.net

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San Antonio ISD Job Opening

Link to Job Posting HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TEACHER  Revised 5/2018 Reports To: Principal Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Dept. /School: Assigned Campus Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule   As of 10/01/2018: Submitting an application through this “Teacher Pool” posting expresses your interest to work with SAISD in the capacity of a teacher for the 2018-2019 School Year. We

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Aldine ISD Position Open

Job Opening Benjamin O. Davis Senior High School in Aldine is looking for a Health Science teacher. The job requires a health care license and at least 5 years of experience.   For more information, contact: Loverous Whittaker, II, D.C. Health Science Technology Instructor Benjamin O. Davis Senior High School 12525 Ella

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Deanie Gold Wins Hometown Hero Award

The Experience Bryan College Station board of directors named Deanie Gold as their Hometown Hero for the Tourism Impact Awards on May 15th during an awards luncheon. Deanie spent many hours preparing our grant application and going to interviews about our needs for the conference. Congratulations Deanie!

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The 2018 Sue Alder Award Winners

The $500 award winner is Jack Ocheltree from Health Careers High School. His advisor is Deborah Austin. The $1500 winner is Madison Iselt from Lexington High School. Her advisor is Traci Ricketson.

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Free 3 Day CERT Training Course for Conference Attendees

Selection Criteria for CERT Training: This course is limited to the first 50 conference attendees who meet the following criterial: Serve as teachers/instructors for the CERT Basic Training course delivered to teens in high school setting Oversee CERT Basic Training course instructors in a high school environment Completion of IS-317

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2018 CTE Best Teaching Practices Competition 

Do you have an innovative project-based learning activity, creative lesson plan, or interesting community business partnership? Beginning January 1, 2018, the Texas Education Agency will host a competition to showcase best practices in each of the 16 career clusters and career development. Selected best practice examples will be highlighted on

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December 2017 News from TEA

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs CTE Job Openings—College, Career, and Military Preparation The following job opportunities are currently available in the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Program Specialist VI (CTE Program Specialist – 3 positions) – cc213-20678-24653-24613-B23-1575 These positions are responsible for providing leadership in the

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Call for Competitive Events Team Members

  Wanted: Qualified individuals who are interested in providing a quality competitive events program for the members of Texas HOSA. This team will be present at all Area Spring Leadership Conferences and the State Conference, where it will be responsible for distribution and collection of event materials, orienting and debriefing

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PTCB Revises High School Eligibility Requirements

PTCB Expands Eligibility To Include Candidates Within 60 Days of Completing High School PTCB has modified our eligibility requirements to allow certification candidates who are within 60 days of acquiring a high school diploma or equivalent education diploma to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). PTCB expanded our eligibility

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The continuing professional educational provider number (CPE#)  for Texas Health Occupations Association, Inc. is 902-564