Author:DCTA

Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School

“My joy is working with young people.” Jessica Donovan-Massey, East High School   If you can’t get excited about learning in Jessica Donovan-Massey’s class, it’s not for her lack of trying. Walking down the hallway toward Donovan-Massey’s East High School classroom, you can feel the energy building. The...

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What is a Distinguished School?

DPS believes a school should earn “Distinguished” status based solely on test scores. DCTA advocates for a more holistic approach.   Continuing its efforts to negotiate a Compensation Agreement that provides predictability, stability and growth potential, the DCTA Bargaining Team again hammered away at the District’s insistence...

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Suzanne Hernandez, Westerly Creek Elementary

“I know how important my job is.” Suzanne Hernandez, Westerly Creek Elementary   The best part of being a teacher, according to Westerly Creek Elementary first grade teacher Suzanne Hernandez, is when you know you are making a difference in a student’s life. Unfortunately, the opportunity to make...

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Self-Care is Student Care

Be a better teacher by learning how to de-stress and stay focused   The graph above says it all: How many educators can say they’ve experienced these phases year after year. But it’s not just first-year teachers that struggle with mid-year disillusionment. Thankfully, there is a way...

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Update: ProComp Bargaining Commences With Facilitator

Photo above: The DCTA and DPS Bargaining Teams in the first ProComp Bargaining Session   Your DCTA Bargaining Team and representatives from DPS met just before the Thanksgiving break for the first bargaining session to negotiate terms for a new Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp). Observers...

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DCTA School Board Endorsement: Jennifer Bacon

Photo above: District 4 DPS Board candidate Jennifer Bacon   District 4 candidate has dedicated her life to education and social justice   Jennifer Bacon grew up in Miami a member of a tight-knit family. Her father worked in economic development and eventually became a minister and her mother...

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