Welcome_to_TVMS.pngTVMS is participating in the Teacher Advancement Program this year. This site will grow with our endeavors and hopefully will become a great resource for you.

What Is the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP)™

The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP)TM is dedicated to attracting, developing, motivating and retaining high-caliber educators in order to raise achievement levels for all students.

TAP's goal is to draw more talented people to the teaching profession—and keep them there—by making it more attractive and rewarding to be a teacher. TAP provides the opportunity for good teachers to earn higher salaries and advance professionally, just as in other careers, without leaving the classroom.
At the same time, TAP helps teachers become the best they can be, by giving them opportunities to learn better teaching strategies and holding them accountable for their performance.
(http://www.talentedteachers.org/tap.taf?page=whatistap) official TAP Website

The Four Elements of TAP
  • Multiple Career Paths
  • Ongoing, Applied Professional Growth
  • Instructionally Focused Accountability
  • Performance-Based Compensation