Overview of DMPS TLC Plan

Vision

The district’s vision for a TLC system in Des Moines Public Schools is to recognize and reward Teacher Leaders’ contributions to instructional improvement and to expand their influence and numbers in helping peers refine and improve their practices in the classroom through job-embedded professional development.

Goals

Goals were developed with the input of key stakeholders and are aligned with state goals:

  1. Attract able and promising new teachers by offering competitive starting salaries and opportunities for career enhancement
  2. Retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities
  3. Reward professional growth and effective teaching by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership responsibilities and increased compensation
  4. Promote opportunities for teachers to collaborate with and learn from each other to improve core instruction and increase student achievement
  5. Improve student achievement by strengthening instruction

Teacher Leadership Roles, Salary Supplement and Additional Contract Days

Role

# per School

# District-wide

Classroom Assignment

Salary Supplement

Additional Contract Days for PD & Associated   Add’l Pay

District PLC Facilitators

85

100%

$600

3 days/$450

Demonstration Teachers

51

100%

$2,500

3 days/$450

Special Education Support   Teachers

16

0

$3,300

6 days/$900

TLC Coordinators

2

0

$7,000

30 days/$4,500

TLC Coaches (63 Total)

  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Districtwide Programs
  • Central Academy

1

1

2

1

1

0

$3,300

6 days/$900

Non-TLC Instructional Coaches/IB Coordinators

Varies

0

$3,300

6 days/$900

School-Based Teacher Leaders

  • School Leadership Team (SLT) Members
  • Innovation Teachers

See chart

503

100%

$1,000

3 days/$450

Mentors (serving 1st   & 2nd year teachers) – NEW

250

100%

$2,500

6 days/$900

PLC Leaders, Demonstration   Site Schools of Rigor (NEW) at Findley, Howe, Lovejoy, Perkins, Weeks, North

  •   Elementary
  •   Middle School
  •   High School

58 total

7

15

15

100%

$3,300

6 days/$900

School-Based Teacher Leaders

School/Program

SLT Members   & Innovation Classroom Teachers –

Total Positions for each School/Program 2016-17

East, Lincoln

14

Hoover, North, Roosevelt

12

Scavo

6

Central Campus

7

Central Academy

6

Middle schools

9

Jesse Franklin

6

Orchard Place

6

Van Meter

6

Elementary schools

8

Evaluation Plan

DMPS will conduct summative and process evaluation activities to verify completion of process outcomes, measure progress toward performance outcomes, and identify areas of improvement and needed modifications.

Clear outcomes have been identified, including:

  • Increase the number of qualified applicants for teaching positions
  • Increase the 3-year teacher retention rate
  • Increase teacher feedback to impact core instruction
  • Implement the Marzano Instructional Framework with fidelity
  • Increase student engagement
  • Increase reading and math proficiency

Budget

Funds will be spent on salary supplements for Teacher Leader positions, classroom coverage (ranging from full-release to sub coverage), professional development, and mileage.