All learning takes place in the classroom. Therefore, it follows that every classroom must have a high quality, licensed teacher. Colorado Teacher licensure requires a college degree with extensive theory and practice components, including classroom management. The art of teaching takes a special person who genuinely cares about kids and is there for them, a truly caring, dependable adult. The teachers in our DPS district-run schools are true professionals.
To be effective and to ensure a student focused learning culture, schools must involve teachers in every level of the decision making process. If you want a great system, have the people who do the work design it.