About DCTA

What We Believe

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:

Equal Opportunity

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.

Collective Action

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.

Who We Are

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 Executive Officers:

President: Tiffany Choi

School line: 303-831-0590 x204
Direct office line: 303-831-6209
Email: DCTApresident@coloradoea.org

Vice President: Robert Gould

School line: 720-423-2600
Email: Robert_Gould@dpsk12.org

Treasurer: Rachel Sandoval

School line: 303-936-3466
Email: Rachel_Sandoval@dpsk12.org

Secretary: Priscilla Shaw

School line: 720-423-9440
Email: Priscilla_Shaw@dpsk12.org

DCTA Board of Directors:

Northwest Sector

Northeast Sector

Southwest Sector

Southeast Sector

CEA Board Members:

CEA Board Member: Kathryn Fleegal (email Kathryn)

CEA Board Member (alternate): Katherine Kopp (email Katherine)

Partnerships and Affiliations

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).