Teacher Pipeline Programs Principal Recommendation Form
One or more of your paraprofessionals would like to enter one of The Foundation for OKCPS’ teacher pipeline programs. Please see below for an explanation of each program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mary Mélon at 405-604-5977 or
Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Program (BTPP): Provides financial and academic support for paraprofessionals already working in OKCPS to earn their teaching certification. Upon successful completion, the bilingual paraprofessionals become full-time teachers in OKCPS. Participants’ books, tuition and certification tests are completely covered. We offer coursework at four locations: Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Rose State College and University of Central Oklahoma.
Diversity Pipeline Program (DPP)— Inspired by the success of the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Program (BTPP), the Diversity Pipeline Program is for all paraprofessionals of color. OKCPS is committed to increasing diversity in its teacher ranks, knowing that this will improve outcomes for students. The Diversity Pipeline Program gives valued OKCPS employees the chance to finish college and earn their teaching certificate - with no debt - while staying employed full time.
This program does require your employee to:
- Have completed at least one year as an employee of OKCPS.
- Be in good standing as determined by OKCPS HR and previous performance evaluations
* In the event of an issue with a BTPP/DPP employee's work performance or course schedule, please reach out to Mary Mélon at 405-604-5977 or
Do you recommend the applicant for one of our Teacher Pipeline programs?
Please rate how this person interacts and engages with students, families and colleagues.
How likely are you to rehire him or her after they become a certified teacher?
How does he or she respond to supervision?
Very receptive and open to feedback
Receptive and open to feedback
Nonresponsive to feedback
Negatively receptive and not open to feedback
How would you rate his or her attendance and reliability?
What qualities or characteristics does he or she display that will make them a great teacher candidate?
Would you be willing to support this candidate with tutoring by staff teachers if selected for the program?
Please briefly describe a time when you have witnessed him or her solving a problem or taking initiative.
What are areas of growth this person could focus on?
Please leave any other comments or recommendations.
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