Explore Washington, DC

Explore Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., is the dynamic heart of the nation and home to over 4,000 educators in our schools.

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As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the fastest improving urban school district in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation.

Why move here?

If you’ve ever visited Washington, DC, you know the memorials, free museums, and iconic government buildings are awe-inspiring. But, away from the National Mall and out and away from Capitol Hill, almost 700,000 people from all walks of life call this city home. The District’s citizens are smart, civic-minded and diverse, which is why recent college grads have consistently made DC their destination of choice to launch careers.

In addition to being a very walkable and bike-friendly city, Washington, DC, has a highly regarded subway system called Metro with bus routes that span the District, Maryland, and Virginia. A car is not needed to get around.

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Teacher salaries that shine

DC Teachers are among the highest paid in the nation with benefits to match. Top teachers can earn more $100,000 in salary and bonuses by their fourth year at DCPS, and win awards of up to $10,000 for classroom excellence.

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Get around with ease

In addition to being a very walkable and bike-friendly city, Washington, DC, has a highly regarded subway system called Metro and bus routes that span the District, Maryland, and Virginia. A car is not needed to get around.

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Aiton ES

Aiton ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Malaika Golden

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster III

Amidon-Bowen ES

Amidon-Bowen ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal TaMikka Sykes

Ward 6
Cluster VI

Anacostia HS

Anacostia HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal William Haith

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster IX

Ballou HS

Ballou HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Willie Jackson

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster IX

Ballou STAY HS

Ballou STAY HS

Grades 9-12, Adult

Principal Cara Fuller

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster X

Bancroft ES

Bancroft ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Jessica Morales

Ward 1
Cluster V

Bard HS Early College DC

Bard HS Early College DC

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Vanessa Anderson

Ward 7
Cluster X

Barnard ES

Barnard ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Grace Reid

Ward 4
Cluster IV

Beers ES

Beers ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Gwendolyn Payton

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster II

Benjamin Banneker HS

Benjamin Banneker HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Anita Berger

Ward 6
Cluster X

Brent ES

Brent ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Norah Lycknell

Ward 8
Cluster IV

Brightwood ES

Brightwood ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Maurice Kennard

Ward 6
Cluster VI

Brookland MS

Brookland MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Kerry Richardson

Ward 5
Cluster VI

Browne EC

Browne EC

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Shawna Dix

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster VI

Bruce-Monroe ES

Bruce-Monroe ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Alethea Bustillo

Ward 1
Cluster V

Bunker Hill ES

Bunker Hill ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Jennifer Tompkins

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster I

Burroughs ES

Burroughs ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Levar Jenkins

Ward 5
Cluster III

Burrville ES

Burrville ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Chunita Pilgrim

Ward 7
Cluster III

C.W. Harris ES

C.W. Harris ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Derek Gorham

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster III

Capitol Hill Montessori

Capitol Hill Montessori

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Kim Adutwum

Ward 6
Cluster VII

Cardozo EC

Cardozo EC

Grades 6th-12th

Principal Art Mola

Ward 1
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Cleveland ES

Cleveland ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Anna Krughoff

Ward 1
Cluster V

Columbia Heights EC

Columbia Heights EC

Grades 6th-12th

Principal Maria Tukeva

Ward 1
Cluster X

Coolidge HS

Coolidge HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Semanthe Bright

Ward 4
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Deal MS

Deal MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Diedre Neal

Ward 3
Cluster VII

Dorothy I. Height ES

Dorothy I. Height ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Masi Preston

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Drew ES

Drew ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Naimah Salahuddin

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster III

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Sandi Logan

Ward 2
Cluster X

Dunbar HS

Dunbar HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Nadine Smith

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Eastern HS

Eastern HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Sah Brown

Ward 6
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Eaton ES

Eaton ES

Grades jacqueline.anderson@k12.dc.gov

Principal (Temporary Interim) Jacqueline Anderson

Ward 3
Cluster IV

Eliot-Hine MS

Eliot-Hine MS

Grades (202) 939-5380

Principal Marlene Magrino

Ward 6
Rise School
Cluster VII

Excel Academy

Excel Academy

Grades PK3-8th

Principal (Interim) Shaunte Daniel

Ward 8
Cluster II

Garfield ES

Garfield ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kennard Branch

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Garrison ES

Garrison ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Brigham Kiplinger

Ward 2
Cluster VI

H.D. Cooke ES

H.D. Cooke ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Ryan Lam

Ward 1
Cluster VI

H.D. Woodson HS

H.D. Woodson HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal William Massey

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Hardy MS

Hardy MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Lucas Cooke

Ward 2
Cluster VII

Hart MS

Hart MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Charlette Butler

Ward 8
Cluster IX

Hearst ES

Hearst ES

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Jennifer Geoffroy

Ward 3
Cluster IV

Hendley ES

Hendley ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Demetrius Lucas

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Houston ES

Houston ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Camille Townsend

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster V

Hyde-Addison ES

Hyde-Addison ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Calvin Hooks

Ward 2
Cluster V

Ida B. Wells MS

Ida B. Wells MS

Grades 6th–8th

RISE Resident Principal Darryl Powell

Ward 4
Cluster VIII

Ida B. Wells MS

Ida B. Wells MS

Grades 6th–8th

Principal Megan Vroman

Ward 4
Cluster VIII

J.O. Wilson ES

J.O. Wilson ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Mitchell Brunson

Ward 6
Cluster IV

Jackson-Reed HS (formerly Woodrow Wilson HS)

Jackson-Reed HS (formerly Woodrow Wilson HS)

Grades 9th-12th

Principal (Interim) Gregory Bargeman

Ward 3
Cluster VIII

Janney ES

Janney ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Danielle Singh

Ward 3
Cluster V

Jefferson MS Academy

Jefferson MS Academy

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Greg Dohmann

Ward 6
Cluster VII

John Lewis ES

John Lewis ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Nikeysha Jackson

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Johnson MS

Johnson MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Latisha Coleman

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster IX

Kelly Miller MS

Kelly Miller MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Kortni Stafford

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster VII

Ketcham ES

Ketcham ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal LaCondria Beckwith

Ward 8
Cluster II

Key ES

Key ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal David Landeryou

Ward 3
Cluster IV

Kimball ES

Kimball ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Eric Dabney

Ward 7
Cluster II

King ES

King ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Angel Hunter

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Kramer MS

Kramer MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Katreena Shelby

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster X

Lafayette ES

Lafayette ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Carrie Broquard

Ward 4
Cluster IV

Langdon ES

Langdon ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kemi Baltimore-Husbands

Ward 5
Cluster VI

Langley ES

Langley ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kristina Kellogg

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster III

LaSalle-Backus ES

LaSalle-Backus ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Shelly Gray

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Leckie ES

Leckie ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kimberly Douglas

Ward 8
Cluster II

Leckie ES

Leckie ES

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Niyeka Wilson

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Ludlow-Taylor ES

Ludlow-Taylor ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Penelope Miller

Ward 6
Cluster VI

Luke C. Moore HS

Luke C. Moore HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Rodney Wormsley

Ward 5
Cluster X

MacFarland MS

MacFarland MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Mark Sanders

Ward 4
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Malcolm X ES at Green

Malcolm X ES at Green

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Zara Berry-Young

Ward 8
Cluster I

Mann ES

Mann ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Liz Whisnant

Ward 3
Cluster V

Marie Reed ES

Marie Reed ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal (Temporary Interim) Katherine Giron

Ward 1
Cluster V

Marie Reed ES

Marie Reed ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Katie Lundgren

Ward 1
Cluster V

Maury ES

Maury ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Helena Payne Chauvenet

Ward 6
Cluster V

McKinley MS

McKinley MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal (Interim) Kimbria Jackson

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster X

McKinley Technology HS

McKinley Technology HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal (Interim) Kimbria Jackson

Ward 5
Cluster X

Miner ES

Miner ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal (Interim) Tiffany White

Ward 6
Rise School
Cluster IV

Moten ES

Moten ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Akela Dogbe

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster II

Murch ES

Murch ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Chris Cebrzynski

Ward 3
Cluster IV

Nalle ES

Nalle ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal (Interim) Laena Lee

Ward 7
Cluster III

Noyes ES

Noyes ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kermit Burks

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster I

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

Grades PK4-8th

Principal Elkin Pineda

Ward 3
Cluster V

Patterson ES

Patterson ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Victorie Thomas

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Payne ES

Payne ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Stephanie Byrd

Ward 6
Cluster III

Peabody ES

Peabody ES

Grades PK3-K

Principal MScott Berkowitz

Ward 6
Cluster IV

Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering HS

Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal (Interim) Brandon Eatman

Ward 5
Cluster VIII

Plummer ES

Plummer ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Lawrence Dance

Ward 7
Cluster II

Plummer ES

Plummer ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Terri Fuller

Ward 7
Cluster II

Powell ES

Powell ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal O’Kiyyah Lyons-Lucas

Ward 4
Cluster V

Randle Highlands ES

Randle Highlands ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kristie Edwards

Ward 7
Cluster II

Raymond ES

Raymond ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Natalie Hubbard

Ward 4
Cluster VI

River Terrace EC

River Terrace EC

Grades 3rd-Adult

Principal Aimee Cepeda

Ward 7
Cluster VII

Ron Brown College Preparatory HS

Ron Brown College Preparatory HS

Grades 9th-11th

Principal Charles (Reggie) Hunt

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Roosevelt HS

Roosevelt HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Donnell Cox

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Roosevelt HS

Roosevelt HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Justin Ralston

Ward 4
Rise School
Cluster VIII

Roosevelt STAY HS

Roosevelt STAY HS

Grades 9-12, Adult

Principal DeWayne Little

Ward 4
Rise School
Cluster X

Ross ES

Ross ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Holly Searl

Ward 2
Cluster IV

Savoy ES

Savoy ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Lisa Rosado

Ward 8
Cluster II

School Without Walls @ Francis

School Without Walls @ Francis

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Shanna Young

Ward 2
Cluster X

School Without Walls HS

School Without Walls HS

Grades 9th-12th

Principal Sylvia Isaac

Ward 2
Cluster X

School-Within-School @ Goding

School-Within-School @ Goding

Grades PK3-5th

Principal John Burst

Ward 6
Cluster IV

Seaton ES

Seaton ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Suzanne Jacobs

Ward 6
Cluster IV

Shepherd ES

Shepherd ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Phyllis Hedlund

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Simon ES

Simon ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Franchita Eborn

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Smothers ES

Smothers ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Kiana Williams

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster III

Sousa MS

Sousa MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Courtney Wilkerson

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster IX

Stanton ES

Stanton ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Harold McCray

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster II

Stevens ELC & Military Road Early Learning Center

Stevens ELC & Military Road Early Learning Center

Grades PK3, PK4

Principal Amelia Hunt

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Stoddert ES

Stoddert ES

Grades PK4-5th

Principal Karen Rivas

Ward 3
Cluster V

Stuart-Hobson MS

Stuart-Hobson MS

Grades 6th-8th

Principal Eric Fraser

Ward 6
Cluster VII

Takoma ES

Takoma ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Brandon Clayton

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Thomas ES

Thomas ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Jaimee Trahan

Ward 7
Rise School
Cluster III

Thomson ES

Thomson ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Carmen Shepherd

Ward 2
Cluster IV

Truesdell ES

Truesdell ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Tracy Foster

Ward 4
Cluster VI

Tubman ES

Tubman ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Amanda Delabar

Ward 1
Rise School
Cluster V

Turner ES

Turner ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Jessica Morris

Ward 8
Rise School
Cluster I

Tyler ES

Tyler ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Jasmine Brann

Ward 6
Cluster V

Van Ness ES

Van Ness ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Cynthia Robinson-Rivers

Ward 6
Cluster VI

Walker-Jones EC

Walker-Jones EC

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Clinton Turner

Ward 6
Rise School
Cluster VII

Watkins ES

Watkins ES

Grades 1st-5th

Principal MScott Berkowitz

Ward 6
Cluster IV

Wheatley EC

Wheatley EC

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Melissa Guillen

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster III

Wheatley EC

Wheatley EC

Grades PK3-8th

Principal Shenora Plenty

Ward 5
Rise School
Cluster III

Whittier ES

Whittier ES

Grades PK3-5th

Principal Tiffany Johnson

Ward 4
Cluster III

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Washington DC Teaching FAQ’s

Is this the official DCPS application site for teachers, librarians, and service providers?

Yes, this is the official site for all DCPS educator positions. If you are looking for alternative routes to teaching such as Teach For America, please visit their website.

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Do I need to have a license to apply to teach in DCPS?

Given the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has granted DCPS a final year of licensure flexibility for new hires for SY 21-22.

Although a license is not required to apply to teach in DCPS, consistent with governing regulations (5-A DCMR §1601.1), a valid teaching credential, issued by OSSE is required to teach in DCPS. DCPS will be monitoring to ensure that all staff members in positions requiring a license are licensed by March 1, 2022. Teachers not licensed by this date will be terminated effective the end of SY 21-22.

Explore our SY 21-22 Licensure Update[PDF].

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How do I obtain a teaching license in Washington DC?

The Educator Credential Information System (ECIS) is an electronic educator licensure application portal designed in an effort to provide those seeking authorization to serve as a teacher, administrator or school service provider with a user-friendly, web-based format for submitting applications for a DC credential.

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I have a teaching license from another state. Do I still need to apply for a DC license?

Yes. If you currently hold a license from another state, you will have to obtain a DC license to teach for DCPS. More information for licensure candidates who hold an active full teacher credential that is in good standing in another state is available here (see Option 3).

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Can I renew an expired teacher credential?

Standard level teacher and administrative services credentials may be renewed in accordance with the renewal options listed at this website. Additionally, existing “Regular II” credential holders with credentials that are due to expire in upcoming months may apply for renewal and be issued the new “standard” level credential based upon the renewal options listed below. Initial teacher and administrative services credentials may not be renewed.

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I do not have a degree in education. Can I still apply?

Yes, but you must at least have your bachelor's degree and meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria can advance through the teacher application. Please note that all candidates should be working toward securing their teaching credential, as candidates will not receive an official offer letter until their credential has been issued by OSSE OR until they can provide proof of submission of a complete licensure application to OSSE.

Learn more about the required Praxis exams.

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I currently have an international license. Does DCPS sponsor international teachers?

Currently, DCPS does not sponsor teachers with work visas. However, individual schools are free to sponsor H1B Visas. Candidates may inquire about this directly with School Leaders.

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Do I need a license to be a substitute teacher?

As of March 2016, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will no longer issue substitute teacher licenses. In order to be considered for the position, candidates must hold a valid bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Candidates must submit official transcripts if selected for the substitute teacher position. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited credential evaluation agency. For more information on the substitute teacher position, please visit dcps.dc.gov/page/substitute or email @email.

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