• Cooperating Teachers

    1. Cooperating Teachers must hold a valid educator license in the field and content level in which they supervise.
    2. At least three years of teaching experience.
    3. Have received a performance rating of proficient or above on his or her most recent evaluation.
    4. Come highly recommended by the building Administrator.
    5. Attend the DPS Student-Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Introductory Course ( LAUNCHING SP12)
    6. Introduce the student teacher to the classes and explain briefly why he/she is there.
    7. Track time discussing with the student-teacher the daily procedures of the school; introduce the student teacher to school personnel. 
    8. Spend time discussing with the student-teacher his/her performance and plans, strong and weak points of the lessons, materials used, and student responses to the lessons. 
    9. Provide positive and constructive criticism on all aspects of the student teacher's performance.
    10. Communicate with the District Student-Teacher Coordinator with any feedback
    11. Help the student-teacher take over the responsibilities for taking attendance, grading, and other tasks. 
    12. Be available for assistance during the normal school hours and by phone at home for any necessary communications.
    13. Cultivate and encourage a positive clinical relationship throughout the entire placement.