DPS welcoming more than 730 new educators Monday

DPS welcoming more than 730 new educators Monday
Posted at 7:37 AM, Jul 30, 2018

DENVER — Denver Public Schools will welcome 736 new educators to the school district Monday.

The new employees, which include not only teachers but specialized-service providers like nurses, counselors and social workers, will gather for the first time to meet district leaders for New Educator Welcome Day. The day will include speeches by DPS Tom Boasberg, Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Newly hired educators will attend training workshops and learn more about the state’s largest school district.

About two-thirds of the educators come to DPS with teaching experience and the remaining third are first-year teachers. 

More than 30 percent of the incoming educators are of color, making this the most diverse group in recent history.

“It is exciting to see that our efforts over the past few years to attract more educators of color are coming to fruition,” said Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “We have worked very hard to the increase the diversity of our new teachers because we know the importance of teacher diversity for the education of our students.”