Jan Slama

Senior Team Lead/ELA-E Literacy


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3rd Grade


Hello DCIS Family, 

My name is Mr. Jan and I will be your child’s 4th grade literacy teacher this year. This is going to be my second year at DCIS Fairmont and seventh year in DPS. Additionally, I will serve our school as a Senior Team Lead coaching and supporting teachers. 

I was born and raised in the Czech Republic where I obtained my Master’s degree in Primary Education. To further my education and to pursue a leadership role within the district, I also received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at UNC. I have seventeen years of experience in various teaching and leadership positions at international schools in Thailand, Mexico, Belgium and The United States. I moved to Colorado with my partner in 2014, obtained my Colorado Teaching Licence and started working for Denver Public Schools. 

I love traveling, reading, skiing, and spending time with my two adorable pups. Another big passion of mine is long distance running and since moving to Colorado, I ran several half marathon races as well as the Colfax Marathon. 

I have very high expectations of myself as a teacher as well as of my students and I have always found that to be a formula for success! I am an advocate of a child focused learning environment where everyone can experience academic success, feel safe and also have a lot of fun! I want this to be an enjoyable year for all of my students but also a productive, challenging and encouraging one.