Title II, Part A: High Quality Teachers and Principals

  • (Professional Development)


    Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is intended to increase student academic achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards, improve the quality and effectiveness of educators, increase the number of educators who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective educators.

    The District must:

    • Implement a system of professional growth and improvement for educators, including opportunities to develop meaningful teacher leadership;
    • Prioritize Title II, Part A funds to schools that have been identified for comprehensive and targeted support and improvement;
    • Provide equitable services to eligible non-public school teachers;
    • Coordinate Title II, Part A funded professional development activities with professional development activities provided through other Federal, State and local programs; and
    • Ensure Title II, Part A funded activities address the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students.


    Title II funds are used to support professional development for the priority needs that are identified as part of the District Unified Improvement Plan.

    District Professional Development Staff

    Kelly Warren
    Director of Professional Development


    Link to Colorado Department of Education for more information