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)
    • Team Leads earn $3,000 ($300 a month for 10 months)

    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 in December and May)
    • Regional Team Specialists earn $1,500 ($750 paid in December and May)
    • New Teacher Ambassadors earn $800 ($400 paid in December and May)

    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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