Teacher Leadership & Compensation

Home to the DMPS TLC System

With the Teacher Leadership and Compensation program, DMPS will make a positive difference for our teachers and students.

With the Teacher Leadership and Compensation program, DMPS is making a positive difference for our teachers and students.

Des Moines Public Schools was awarded funds by the Iowa Department of Education starting in the 2015-16 school year through the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system.

The overriding philosophy of the system is multi-pronged, but boils down to this: improving student learning requires improving the instruction they receive each day. There is no better way to do this than to empower our best teachers to lead the effort.

For DMPS, TLC funding means more than $10 million dollars annually and funds more than 1,100 Teacher Leader positions.

To learn more about the TLC program, visit the links to the right.