Dear DSUSD Classified Employees and Prospective DSUSD Employee:
I want to welcome you to the Professional Growth Programs at Desert Sands Unified School District. The mission of Desert Sands Unified School District is to promote excellence and professionalism throughout our educational community. We believe our classified employees are integral members of this learning community. As such, the district supports the efforts of those classified employees who extend the personal commitment and effort to continue their education through salary step increase.
This process is outlined in article 8.7 of the agreement between DSUSD and CSEA, Chapter 106. The DSUSD Professional Growth process is a source of great pride in our district, and another reason to that we know that Desert Sands Unified School District is a premier place to work!
On behalf of the Desert Sands Unified School District Personnel department, I wish you continued success in all of your educational endeavors.
Chad Wood, Director of Classified Personnel
DSUSD Employee Comments
"Put in the effort and increase your salary… simple process and great results!" Kathie Miller, Payroll Specialist, Fiscal Services
"This program offers two great benefits…enriching your mind and your pocketbook!" Sharon McGilvrey, Office Specialist, Facilities Department
"It is with deep appreciation that I thank DSUSD and CSEA for offering the Professional Growth program. We have the opportunity to grow as individuals and employees while being recognized academically and economically through salary advancement. Many participants have found themselves with degrees that they never expected to earn!" Linda Lawson, Student Attendance Specialist, Fiscal Services
"As a classified employee at Desert Sands, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Professional Growth program. It takes some discipline and dedication, but the rewards are worth the effort. Along with the fact that a better educated employee is a valuable asset to the district, it can also help to open doors towards advancement and promotion, increase your monthly income, and more importantly increase your pension upon retirement." Dean Alfrey, Maintenance Locksmith