DCTA believes public education is the gateway to opportunity. The following six core values guide our work, define our mission and inform everything we do together:
We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.
We believe that the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.
A Just Society
We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.
We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.
We believe public education is the cornerstone of our republic. Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our representative democracy.
We believe individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good. As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.
DCTA has nearly 4,000 members representing approximately 5,500 educators throughout DPS. We are all dedicated professionals working to create the Schools Denver Students Deserve. Our leadership includes four elected Executive Officers, 16 board members and countless members serving on committees and special teams to work on behalf of all DPS teachers.
DCTA’s recognized education leaders, including classroom teachers and specialized service providers, are proud to be affiliated with a number of organizations, including the 40,000-member Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA).