At DPSCD, we want to build an excellent team of dedicated staff to serve our students.
What progress are we making toward Exceptional Talent?
- The average base teacher salary has increase $5,236 since Spring 2017 with more increases anticipated.
- More and more DPSCD schools are beginning the school year fully staffed. In 2016, only 22 schools started the school year fully staffed. In 2019, that number was 60.
- Over 120 administrators and future administrators have participated in administrator pipeline programs, including a Wayne State University certification program, a district Assistant Principal Pathway program, and a Leadership Development Program in partnership with Eastern Michigan University.
- The District has expanded its leadership development programs and partnerships for innovative preparation models, including a new teacher training program at Marygrove.
What are some of our strategies to build Exceptional Talent?
- DPSCD is focused on investing in our educators through new positions like Master Teachers and improved compensation that recognizes experiences outside of the District.
- The District is offering new, high-quality professional development and better classroom materials aligned to the new curriculum adoptions.
What’s next for Exceptional Talent?
- The District is streamlining its hiring and onboarding processes to make the timelines shorter and the experience more meaningful for new employees.
The District is implementing a recruitment and retention bonus program for staff who elect to work at hard-to-staff schools.