“At DSST I am surrounded by individuals pushing the bar with what is possible in education. Being around such a motivated and high performing staff, I am constantly challenged to be the best I can be.” Jeff Osborne, School Director of Cole Middle School, Teach For America Alumnus (Memphis '06)
Leading at DSST
Leading at DSST Public Schools
DSST Public Schools places tremendous value on identifying and developing leaders for our leadership roles including School Director, Dean and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
DSST Public Schools: Leadership Training Program
The DSST Leadership Training Program is a one-year training program that prepares someone to take on various leadership roles in the organization. It is designed based on the core competencies of a strong DSST Public Schools leader. The program meets weekly to discuss various aspects of school leadership, share best practices with other leaders, and create action steps to improve a person’s leadership practices. The program also includes reading and project based assignments designed to expand each person’s view of leadership and help a person identify their own unique leadership style.
Our candidates receive development around the following core competencies:
- Mission Driven Leadership
- Creating a Positive School Culture
- Level 5 Leadership
- Instructional Expertise
- Student and Family Engagement
- Core Operations
Meet a few of our Leaders:
Name: Becca Meyer
What is your role at DSST Public Schools?
Director of Curriculum and Instruction – Stapleton HS
Where did you work before you came to DSST Public Schools?
I taught Chemistry at McKinley Technology High School in Washington DC.
Why did you choose to lead at DSST Public Schools?
I began teaching because I believed all students in our country were not being provided with the equal educational opportunities. I wanted to be part of a solution. When I joined DSST as a teacher, I started to see this vision in action, rather than just theory. I chose to lead here so that I could continue to have impact on this vision, but through a new lens. I wanted to help develop our vision as a school, and help support teachers do this as well.
What is the best part of your role at DSST Public Schools?
The best part of my role is supporting teachers. I enjoy being in classrooms, and helping teachers develop. I am inspired daily by our excellent teaching staff, their willingness to continually develop, and their dedication to our students.
Name: Rochelle Bell
What is your role at DSST Public Schools? I am a School Director at Green Valley Ranch High School.
Where did you work before you came to DSST Public Schools? I taught at Manual High School in Denver, CO.
Why did you choose to join the DSST team? The main reason I joined the DSST team was the chance to work with really talented and mission driven people who will challenge me to continually improve. Becoming a school leader at DSST has been a tremendous learning opportunity for me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to send more students to college by opening our newest high school campus.