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August 16, 2017 | By CSilberman

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.

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September 20, 2016 | By rmbarber

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September 16, 2015 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County School Distric

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May 7, 2015 | By rmbarber

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.

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September 9, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

More than 90% of Highly Effective Teachers and 94% of Effective Teachers are staying in DCSD.

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May 17, 2014 | By rmbarber

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. 

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March 20, 2014 | By slmanitoken

Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal

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November 22, 2013 | By smtailer

Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale so positions most in demand get paid more.

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November 22, 2013 | By smtailer

Should Hard-to-Find Science and Math Teachers Be Paid More?

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November 22, 2013 | By smtailer

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.

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November 12, 2013 | By smtailer

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.

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District News

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.

 

Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.

Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.