Author:DCTA

The Cost of Teaching in DPS

Many Denver educators pay a heavy price in delayed dreams, reduced health care and lowered standards of living to stay in district   Every profession comes with its own pitfalls. But few careers require as much dedication, perseverance and sheer sacrifice as choosing to serve as a...

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The $100,000 Teacher Plan

Above: DCTA's detailed salary schedule for a compensation vision that provides real stability and predictability   DCTA compensation proposal offers teachers the ability to plan a career, creates opportunity for DPS to recruit and retain top professionals   The Denver Classroom Teachers Association unveiled its vision for teacher compensation...

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DCTA To Unveil Compensation Proposal

“Vision for a New Compensation System” will provide a new framework for compensation system.   At Monday’s scheduled Compensation Bargaining Session, representatives from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) will unveil DCTA’s “Vision for a New Compensation System” to DPS representatives and the public. The new vision...

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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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