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Brad Jupp is a Senior Program Advisor in the Office of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In that role he supports the development and implementation of policy on teacher and leader effectiveness. He is on loan to the Secretary's team from the Denver Public Schools (DPS) where for the past 24 years he was a teacher, union leader and senior administrator. Jupp spent 19 years as a middle school language arts teacher, and an activist in DPS's teacher union, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA). From 1999 to 2005 he led the joint district/union effort to develop and implement the Professional Compensation System for Teachers, ProComp. In his most recent classroom work Brad held his dream job as lead teacher of the DPS Alternative Middle School. There he taught at risk sixth, seventh and eighth graders.