DPS Educators - Join us!

Each year, Summer Academy has openings for site leaders, site instructional coordinators, host and apprentice teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Read more and apply below.

Site Leaders

First preference is given to school leaders at host schools and those who have been site leaders in previous years. If you are a principal or assistant principal interested in applying for a site leader position, please contact Boris Costa-Guerra, ELA Senior Program Manager for Student Enrichment and Development.

Apprentice Teachers

Teachers new to DPS can earn their ELA-T qualification and a stipend while getting hands-on teaching experience working with students who represent the diversity in DPS, including English learners and students who struggle with reading. Last year, 94% of apprentice teachers reported that they learned high-leverage classroom practices such as teaching an ELD block and structured language strategies. For more information, download the Apprentice teacher flyer or click below to view the job description.

Host Teachers

Host teachers must be fully qualified ELA-E or ELA-S. Host teachers are hired by the site leaders at individual school sites. Teachers interested in applying for these positions should complete this online form. You will be contacted by site leaders if you are a potential match for their needs.


Paras with two or more years’ experience in DPS working with special needs students are needed at all locations. If you are interested in applying for 2019 Summer Academy, please complete this online form.


Secretaries are required to be certified in Infinite Campus, with scheduling and enrollment rights. They also must have the Elementary School Schedule Certification. If you are interested in applying for these positions, please complete this online form.