The Boettcher Foundation recently honored 42 Colorado teachers for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students – with five of the teachers coming from the Douglas County School District. Every year, the Boettcher Foundation allows each scholarship recipient to acknowledge the teacher who has had the greatest impact on the student’s life. During a special ceremony at the Denver Botanic Gardens, each Boettcher Scholar shared moving stories and thoughtful remarks about his or her teacher.
CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County School Distric
Students, parents and administrators in the Douglas County School District came together this week to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our employees during the 2015 DCSD Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.
More than 90% of Highly Effective Teachers and 94% of Effective Teachers are staying in DCSD.
In a special meeting of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education, Directors approved licensed (teachers & principals) employee compensation increases for school year 2014-15.
Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal
Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale so positions most in demand get paid more.
Should Hard-to-Find Science and Math Teachers Be Paid More?
Teachers are not interchangeable wrench turners on an assembly line. They are professionals whose individual efforts matter tremendously in the lives of children. By treating them as such, and paying them accordingly, Douglas County plans to become a magnet for the best teachers in Colorado.
A high school math teacher in Harrison School District commented, “I think a seniority-based salary schedule is a horrible way to pay teachers and should be eliminated, not tweaked.