Poudre School District

Poudre School District

PSD is the ninth largest school district in Colorado with 50 schools and more than 30,000 students.

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Meet Steven Ray Parker

Teacher Ambassador

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Poudre School District invests in its teachers. I feel supported in every aspect of my career, from ongoing professional development to teacher efficacy in my classroom and department. Our district's motto is "Educate Every Child, Every Day." The primary goal in our district is to create a safe learning environment so that every student receives a whole-child education every single day.

Steven Ray Parker


  • 9-12th English and Literature


  • University of North Texas System


  • Poudre School District Mentoring Advisory Board
  • Poudre School District Lead Educator
  • Barnes and Noble (Fort Collins) Teacher of the Year - 2017
  • Professional Development Instructor
  • English Department Chair
  • Yearbook Advisor

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

I teach because I know it only takes one teacher in a student's academic career to instill a lifelong desire to continue growing as a learner and compassionate human being. Teaching Language Arts is a blessing. We read and write and discuss topics that span the course of human history and experience. More importantly, for me, is to be a model for treating others with dignity and respect. When students write or visit me and mention something they learned in my class has helped them along their journey, I am reminded that teaching is more than a job for me; it is, in fact, a path in life that has an immediate impact on future generations.

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.

Poudre School District by the numbers

  • 2,215

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 30,464

    Engaged Learners

  • $48,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

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