Teacher Referral Program

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Teacher Referral Bonus Program

The Teacher Referral Bonus is Offered to Internal Employees

We’re excited to offer a Teacher Referral Bonus to our MSCS Employees.

The Teacher Referral Bonus Program is to incentivize current full-time employees to bring in new talent to the district by referring applicants who are subsequently selected and successfully employed in an identified instructional position.




Do you know someone who would be an excellent classroom teacher in MSCS? Please let us know by referring someone today!

New Teacher Referral Bonus

Get Rewarded for your Referral!

$500 Regular Teacher Referral

$1,000 Licensed Teacher Referral


As an employee of Memphis-Shelby County Schools, you know what it takes to develop relationships with students, develop engaging strategies, and implement rigor, and differentiation as you plan for ways to ensure students’ success. Who would better to recommend strong teaching candidates to our District than our current employees? You can speak to why our schools are a great place to work and to the impact teachers have on our students.


If you are a current employee and you refer a teacher for the 2023-24 school year, you can earn $500 for a regular teacher referral or $1,000 for a licensed teacher referral per hire (minus applicable tax withholding). This Referral Bonus is open to current MSCS employees only (exceptions apply, view the Teacher Referral Policy below). 





How it works: Click here to download and view the referral submission process.


Tell the candidate to apply online at



 under the careers 


For Frequently Asked Questions, click the link below: 

Teacher Referral Bonus FAQs

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