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 – Secondary Level   40 100% $750 1 day/$150
Demonstration Teachers/Trailblazers   102 100% $1,000 3 days/$450
Special Education Support Teachers   17 0 $3,300 3 days/$450
TLC Coordinators   2 0 $7,000 30 days/$7,061
TLC Coaches (75 Total)

·   Elementary

·   Middle School

·   High School

·   Districtwide Programs

·   Smouse

·   Van Meter

·   Central Academy

·   Central Campus

·   Scavo

·   Preschool: 2 – .5 FTE positions

 

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

  0 $3,300 3 days/$450
Non-TLC Instructional Coaches/IB Coordinators Varies   0 $3,300 Up to 3 days/$450
School-Based Teacher Leaders

·   School Leadership Team (SLT) Members

·   Innovation Teachers

See chart 503 100% $1,000 2 days/$300
Mentors (serving 1st & 2nd year teachers)   200 100% $2,500 Up to 3 days/$450
PLC Leaders, Schools for Rigor

·       Elementary

·       Middle School

·       High School

195 total

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15

15

  100% $3,300 3 days/$450

 

School-Based Teacher Leaders
School/Program SLT Members & Innovation Classroom Teachers –

Total Positions for each School/Program 2017-18

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.