Within Your First Year

Professional learning action items:

  1. Review the process for obtaining your professional license and apply for your professional license, if appropriate.
  2. Ensure you meet the required ELA requirements, depending on the ELA designation for your classroom. This should be completed by May 1 of your first year at DPS.
  3. Continually review professional learning resources, and sign up for professional learning courses, as needed.


Compensation action items:

  1. If appropriate, submit reimbursement for up to $1,000 for money paid for student loans or tuition. (Note: Teachers can receive up to $4,000 in total reimbursement during their time at DPS, with a maximum of $1,000 that can be reimbursed in a single school year.)
  2. Complete and submit a professional development unit for a base salary increase for the following school year.
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