New Teachers in Denver Public Schools

Brand New Hires 

Welcome!  By joining DPS, you are part of our nationally recognized teacher compensation system in a district that is focused on reform.   For a view of what it's like to work under ProComp, click on our ProComp video.

Teachers new to DPS are in their first year of participation in ProComp.  ProComp has 10 incentives under 4 categories.   For a quick overview of the entire program, see our ProComp Incentive videos.

During the first year, teachers may see payments under five of the 10 incentives.  The other five are paid out the following fall, based on performance during the current year.

  • Professional Development Units:  PDUs are paid after completion and after documentation is submitted.  More...
  • Advanced Degrees and Advanced Licenes:  If you earn a license or advanced degree after you have started work, you may be eligible for payment.  More Degrees...  More Licenses...
  • Tuition and Student Loan Reimbursement:  Outstanding loans from before you entered ProComp and tuition for classes taken after you joined ProComp are payable after documentation is turned in.  More Tuition...  More Loans...
  • Hard-to-Serve Schools:  Earn $2550 working at a Hard-to-Serve school.  More...
  • Hard-to-Staff Assignments:  Earn $2550 for serving in Hard-to-Staff Assignment.  More...

During the first year of participation in ProComp, teachers may qualify for incentives payments awarded (paid) during the following contract year:

  • Comprehensive Professional Evaluation:  CPE incentive compensation is paid out the contract year following a satisfactory evaluation.  More...
  • Student Learning Objectives:  SLOs are evaluated at the end of the school year and any payment is made the following contract year.   SLOs must be submitted by November 30th of the contract year unless a teacher is hired after that date.  Teachers hired after November 30th have one month to submit SLOs.  More...
  • Exceeds Expectations:  Available to 4th - 10th grade mathematics and language arts teachers whose students' growth in CSAP exceeds district expectations.  More...
  • Top Performing Schools:  Teachers in schools designated as "Top Performing" based on the DPS School Performance Framework earn an incentive paid during the following contract year.  More...
  • High Growth Schools:  Teachers in schools designated as "High Growth" based on the School Performance Framework earn an incentive paid during the following contract year.  More...

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