Frequently Asked Questions

DCPS Principal

How do you find DC Principal jobs near me?

Candidates interested in school leader positions can email @email for more information.

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When do DC Principal jobs open up?

Active recruitment for DCPS principals occurs in the winter and spring. You can email @email for more information.

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When can I apply for a DC Principal position?

The DCPS principal application for the upcoming school year is typically available mid-December. Please visit this page again in December.

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How much do DC Principals get paid?

DCPS principal salaries range from $120,611 - $183,328 depending on education and experience, with potential bonuses through IMPACT, our system for assessing the performance of school-based staff, teachers, and school leaders.

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Can Virginia and Maryland school principals apply for DC principal jobs?

Yes! We encourage candidates from anywhere in the nation with teaching and leadership experience to apply to become a DCPS principal. By law, all new school leaders at DCPS must have a DC administrative credential at the time of hiring.

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