Teacher Leadership Incentives

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    DPS provides a stipend to teachers who serve in formal teacher leadership roles, including Senior Team Lead, Team Lead, Team Specialist, Regional Team Specialist, and New Teacher Ambassador. For additional information on the Teacher Leadership & Collaboration (TLC) model, visit the TLC website.

    Stipend amounts vary by role:

    • Senior Team Leads earn $5,000 ($500 a month for 10 months)
      • Paid in 20 installments of $250 per paycheck
      • First payment on September 22
      • Last payment on July 7
    • Team Leads earn $3,000 ($300 a month for 10 months)
      • Paid in 20 installments of $150 per paycheck
      • First payment on September 22
      • Last payment on July 7

    A teacher must be in the role and in a payable status for at least one day in a month in order to be eligible to receive the stipend installment for that month. You will receive your stipend by the following month’s pay cycle.

    • Team Specialists earn $1,500
      • $750 paid on December 22 and May 22 paychecks
    • Regional Team Specialists earn $1,500
      • $750 paid on December 22 and May 22 paychecks
    • New Teacher Ambassadors earn $800
      • $400 paid on December 22 and May 22 paychecks

    A teacher must be in role and in a payable status on December 1 and May 1 to receive the stipend installment.

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