DCTA News

Anna Noble, East High School

Above: East High School science teacher Anna Noble   “I really love teaching. I just can’t afford to do it anymore.”   Anna Noble has two master’s degrees, 15+ years of experience in her chosen field, an exemplary work history and students who return year after year to...

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Rebecka Hendricks, Emily Griffith High School

Above: Emily Griffith High School teacher Rebecka Hendricks   “If the agreement is no good, next year may be my last year.”   Teachers shouldn’t have to live on the edge. But that’s just where Rebecka Hendricks resides. Financially, she’s stuck between loving her life’s work and living...

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Welcome to Denver Public Schools

To all of the teachers and SSPs entering DPS at New Educator Welcome next week, welcome! We are excited that you have come to DPS. You are joining us at an extremely interesting time, full of opportunities to make a real and lasting change. Before...

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Bargaining 101: Move Forward, Not Back

Above: Members of the DCTA Bargaining Team review the first new proposal Denver Public Schools has delivered since November   Latest district compensation proposal lacked the basics of good faith negotiations   Representatives of Denver Public Schools came to the bargaining table Thursday night with a new proposal for...

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Kevlyn Walsh, East High School

Above: Kevlyn Walsh in her classroom at East High School   “I don’t think DPS is concerned with being competitive.”   If you happen to catch East High School teacher Kevlyn Walsh on her way out the door on a typical school morning, you’d notice she’s carrying a...

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Special Delivery To The Superintendent

Above: Teachers speak to reporters and solicit horn honks from passing motorists in support of increased teacher pay outside the DPS Administration Building   Tom Boasberg won’t come to the bargaining table, so teachers came to him   An energized and large crowd of dedicated teachers rallied outside...

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Educator: “DPS Doesn’t Value Teachers”

Above: A DPS teacher gestures while discussing the financial challenges of teaching in the district   Boasberg a no show at DCTA-DPS Bargaining Session as teachers seek clarity on district’s plan for $50 million of new DPS funding   At the last compensation bargaining session in mid March,...

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