Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District is made up of a vibrant community of passionate educators providing a quality education to over 63,000 students. DCSD is the third largest school district in Colorado and has the highest graduation rate in the state.

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Meet Theresa Costigan

Teacher Ambassador

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A source of inspiration for me is the sense of curiosity and wonder that kids bring to the classroom. They are naturally curious about the world around them, and their questions and enthusiasm for learning are infectious. It's a privilege to nurture their curiosity and guide them in discovering new knowledge and skills.

Theresa Costigan


  • 4th Grade Elementary Teacher


  • University of Missouri-System Office


    Teacher Certification Program

    Why I Teach

    I teach at my school because it's a fantastic place to work. The autonomy to innovate in my teaching methods is a big reason. I appreciate the support and inspiration from my colleagues and the school's commitment to student success. My colleagues are some of the most incredible educators that I have ever seen. It's a collaborative and empowering environment that helps me grow as an educator and I continue to learn every day.

    Not yet a licensed teacher? Don't worry! You can still apply for a teaching position today. Learn more about Colorado's alternative licensure pathway here.

    Douglas County School District by the numbers

    • 4,400

      Dedicated Teachers

    • 63,000

      Engaged Learners

    • $50,182

      New Teachers Starting Salary

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