Fingerprinting and Background Check

Any participant in the Teaching Excellence program must gain their official Texas Educators Certification Fingerprints via Morphotrust (the official vendor of TEA/SBEC).  The 2007 Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees in Texas Public schools. Senate Bill 9 is codified in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 22, Subchapter C. 

You received communication from your partnership district with instructions on how to successfully complete this requirement.  Please reach out to the following contacts with any questions:

YES Prep – Talent.Support@yesprep.org

KIPP Houston – LRussell@kipphouston.org

Spring Branch ISD – Betty.Cossey@springbranchisd.com

BakerRipley – jcooper@bakerripley.org

Raul Yzaguirre School for Success- rosa.cruz@tejanocenter.org 

You will also receive information from these contacts regarding district orientation attendance.

Please note: If you have been previously fingerprinted through Teach for America or through an on-campus role other than teacher-of-record, you may be required by the state of Texas to re-fingerprint as a certification candidate.