Human Resources

Why work for Denver Public Schools?

DPS HR Department
Room, 501
900 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203

Phone 303-764-3289
Fax 303-764-3201


Why? Here's why!

Denver is an absolutely great place to live, work, have fun, raise a family and more! With Denver Public Schools you can explore a diverse educational community that includes neighborhood schools, magnet schools, charter schools and various departments including human resources, transportation, finance andbudgeting, purchasing, facility maintenance, food services, information technology and more.

DPS has Colorado's single largest network of active T1 lines to deliver telecommunication services (phone, internet, etc.) to the only major urban school district in the Rocky Mountian region.

Denver Public Schools services a diverse population of over 71,000 students which includes over 14,000 students who speak Spanish and nearly 2,000 students who speak one of 80 other languages.

Currently, our teacher salary schedule ranges from $31,320 for first year teachers with a BA to $61,668 for teachers in their thirteenth year of teaching with a Doctorate, plus additional compensation is available based on educational achievement and longevity. Additional licensed positions include psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physcial therapists, and speech language specialists. Click here to view the current teachers salary schedule. Plus, teachers who are new to Denver Public Schools are given credit for up to 10 years of full time contract teaching experience in the last 10 years! We are continuously seeking highly qualified licensed teachers. At this time the District has identified the following positions as high need areas: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Math, and Science. Click here to review the district's current Curriculum Standards. Substitute teaching is an excellent way to get started in the teaching profession with Denver Public Schools. And don't overlook the possibility of being a Substitute Teacher! We conduct interviews for potential substitute teachers on a continuous basis.

Denver Public Schools embraces market compensation for all employees and recently set the standard for teacher pay by being the first Rocky Mountain region school district to establish $30,000 as the minimum salary for a new teacher, and we've established very competitive salary schedules for information technology, paraprofessionals, skilled trades, management and other classified positions.
To learn more about Denver, including the beautiful Rocky Mountains, skiing, our World Class professional sports teams, cultural events like the Pow Wow, Black Arts Festival, National Western Stock Show and more, please click the following links.
Denver Public School
Department of Human Resources
Room 501
900 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203



Phone 303-764-XXXX

Email Address

Linda Schempp, Manager, Recruitment


Christine Valdez, HR Specialist


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