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Professional Pathways

The goal of Douglas County School District’s Pay for Performance system is to retain and encourage our amazing teachers, which is why the final part of the plan is Professional Pathways.

DCSD's Professional Pathways program is currently being developed. Chief Human Resources Officer Brian Cesare says the goal will be to help all staff members improve.

“There are three different pathways people can take. The first pathways is around performance: How can I improve my performance in whatever it is today to a higher level tomorrow. The second and third pathways are for those that are already high performers,” Cesare said.

Highly effective teachers, for instance will be given two opportunities—mentoring other teachers to help them improve or training to become a leader in a different role, from Building Resource Teacher to principal.