Monitoring the Storm - January 21, 2018

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Meet Tara Martinez, Athletic Trainer at Douglas County High School

How many years have you been at your DCSD school?   
Where did you go to school? 
I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Minnesota State. I am currently finishing up my Master's at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
What is your favorite thing about working at your school?
My athletes of course! Plus I have an incredibly supportive AD and a spit-fire athletic secretary who I love yelling at the athletes with ;)
What is your best memory while working at your DCSD school?
Just listening to the amount of banter that goes on in our Athletic Training Room.
What are some other professional experiences you have had?
I've worked the OTA's for the Minnesota Vikings, and work PRN in Colorado Springs for any needed coverage.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Eating an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies
What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do?
You can always ask my athletes and coaches!
What is your biggest accomplishment?
HOPEFULLY it will be this year, when I complete my Master's Degree
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Athletic Training
Family details:
From Saginaw, MI and I am one of three children! Currently my mother is in Montana, my father is in Michigan with my brother, while my sister is in Texas.


December 11, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.