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CAPSULE INFORMATION ON THE DOUGLAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (K-12)

  • 3,800 students (approx)
  • 5 Elementary schools, two Middle schools, one High school
    and Pre-K and Special needs preschool housed at one of our Elementary schools.
  • 562 employees
  • 260 certificated employees
  • 302 classified employees
  • 17 certificated and classified administrators (included in above figures)
  • $28,400 (Starting salary for beginning teacher with B.A.)
  • $32,300 (Starting salary for beginning teacher with M.A.)
  • 183-day calendar for teachers (including holidays and in-service days) 
 WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Want to make a real difference in the lives of children? At Douglas Unified Schools you'll be working with others who feel as passionate about that role as you do. You'll be surrounded by dedicated professionals and supportive parents and together we can achieve remarkable success for our children and each other. Join a team who is making a difference-every day. Take a look at our employment opportunities or complete our online application form today.

Here are just some of the reasons you'll enjoy being a part of the Douglas Unified team:

Strong ESL Program

Bilingual endorsement to good use. Situated right on the border with Mexico, Douglas is composed of a population in which approximately 94% of the people are Hispanic. Of our 3,800 students, approximately 66% are English Language Learners (ELL) or Limited English Proficient (LEP). Our district has developed a strong English As A Second Language (ESL) program to serve these students. Our teachers are urged to get and maintain either an ESL or Bilingual endorsement and receive a stipend that is added to their regular contract amount.

Quiet Rural Lifestyle

Douglas lies in the southeastern corner of Arizona on the border with Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico at an elevation of nearly 4,000 feet. We enjoy a quiet, rural lifestyle and one of the best climates in the nation. The community puts a high priority on education and its supportive attitude is evidenced in the programs and partnerships shared.

 Team Environment

Unlike the anonymity that can develop in large metropolitan areas, a community like Douglas fosters a close knit team environment where bus drivers, teachers, administrators, parents, food service workers, counselors, nurses, teacher aids, custodial staff, and secretaries all pull together to make our schools and our students successful.


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