Dear DPS Community,
Our students’ classroom experience is our top priority, especially considering that the pandemic has taken so much classroom time from our scholars. Unfortunately, like school districts across the country, we are right now faced with a severe guest-teacher shortage that is impacting classrooms and students across the district.
Please know we are working hard and thinking creatively to find solutions, including increasing guest teacher (substitute teacher) pay and asking members of our DPS central-support staff help our scholars and classrooms as guest teachers.
Additionally, I’d like to invite families and community members to consider joining Team DPS as a guest teacher or guest paraprofessional, or in one of our many other roles, such as bus drivers, food services, teachers and general support! Many of these roles have part-time availability, and others have flexible schedules. If you might be interested, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch this video message to learn more details and hear the importance of this effort.
Dr. Alex Marrero