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From Chancellor Lewis Ferebee:"DCPS stands with our community in grieving the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, a Bl...
06/02/2020

From Chancellor Lewis Ferebee:

"DCPS stands with our community in grieving the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota, and Tony McDade, a Black Trans man in Florida. I share in the hurt, confusion, and anger about what is happening in the District and around the nation."

Last week, former DCPS student and educator, Evelyn Tymous Gray, celebrated her 100th birthday! She spent her entire car...
05/20/2020
100 years old and still partying! Family and friends throw epic birthday parade in her honor

Last week, former DCPS student and educator, Evelyn Tymous Gray, celebrated her 100th birthday! She spent her entire career as a DCPS elementary teacher and continues to help students even into retirement. We're wishing her a happy belated birthday! #DCPSProud

A pandemic isn't stopping Evelyn Tymous Gray, who turned 100 and celebrated with an awesome parade her friends and family organized.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. students get ready for Quarantine Kitchen! Roosevelt High School's culinary arts instructor, C...
05/08/2020
Culinary arts instructor teaches students from home in Quarantine Kitchen

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. students get ready for Quarantine Kitchen! Roosevelt High School's culinary arts instructor, Chef James Wiggins, is keeping kitchens in the homes of DCPS students busy. From muffins, to cookies to biscuits, everything prepared in Chef Wigg's kitchen is made from scratch.

Every Wednesday at 1 p. m. culinary arts teacher James Wiggins invites his students into his kitchen through video conferencing. "He's a comedian. He's very funny. He'll play music, then he'll help you with your steps and make jokes about it," said eleventh grader Judah Audrey. The recipes the Roose...

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05/05/2020

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We are incredibly grateful for our teachers who go above and beyond for our students every day. Without them learning is...
05/05/2020

We are incredibly grateful for our teachers who go above and beyond for our students every day. Without them learning isn't possible. Our educators are helping shape the leaders and creators of tomorrow.

Teachers, we're celebrating you this week for Teacher Appreciation Week, but know that we celebrate you every day of the year too! ❤️ #ThankaDCPSTeacher

Looking to teach in DC Public Schools or know someone who is? We're hosting a recruitment booth at the DC Virtual Recrui...
04/24/2020

Looking to teach in DC Public Schools or know someone who is? We're hosting a recruitment booth at the DC Virtual Recruitment Fair from 3-6 PM on May 6 and 7. Visit the DCPS booth and learn about current teacher openings for the 2020-21 school year. Register at http://edfuel.org/dcfair today!

“Life has changed but the love I have for my students still has not changed." Calvin Coolidge High School’s Jonte Lee is...
04/20/2020
D.C. chemistry teacher transforms kitchen into classroom to teach students from home

“Life has changed but the love I have for my students still has not changed."

Calvin Coolidge High School’s Jonte Lee is now teaching science with his students from his kitchen with help from Instagram, an iPhone, and an expertly placed bookshelf. He is one of our many teachers who is finding creative ways to stay connected with students at home!

Teachers in the District are working from home and some of them are finding creative ways to connect with their students. Jonte Lee is a chemistry teacher at Calvin Coolidge High School. While he’s used to being in a classroom, he’s now teaching from his kitchen with help from Instagram,...

04/08/2020
Come Teach at DC Public Schools

Together, our team of passionate educators is defying expectations about what our students can achieve and changing the path of public education. We're looking for exceptional teachers to empower our future leaders, creators, and change-makers. What role will you play? Apply to DC Public Schools today: http://bit.ly/DCPS_202021

We love seeing all the innovative ways our teachers are making sure learning is still fun and engaging at home! #DCPSPro...
04/03/2020

We love seeing all the innovative ways our teachers are making sure learning is still fun and engaging at home! #DCPSProud

Did you know DC Public Schools has 11 Spanish dual language programs? Our long-term goal is to promote bilingualism, bil...
03/31/2020

Did you know DC Public Schools has 11 Spanish dual language programs? Our long-term goal is to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, high academic achievement, and cultural competency. Read more about it here and share this with a bilingual teacher you think would be a great fit for DCPS! https://dcps.dc.gov/DL

Network with the DC Public Schools Teacher Recruitment and Selection team from home! We partnered with Education Week fo...
03/24/2020

Network with the DC Public Schools Teacher Recruitment and Selection team from home! We partnered with Education Week for a virtual hiring fair on Thursday, March 26 from 10 AM - 6 PM. Our team will have an online booth set up for candidates to share their resume, ask questions about DCPS, and more. Share this with an exceptional educator looking to grow their career in our district: https://lnkd.in/gBWQZMn

Refer a great teacher you know to DC Public Schools! With your help, we can put the strongest educators in front of our ...
03/19/2020

Refer a great teacher you know to DC Public Schools! With your help, we can put the strongest educators in front of our students. Referred candidates will have priority consideration during our selection process and individualized support from a DCPS recruiter. Use the link below to bring more amazing educators to DCPS! http://bit.ly/DCPSReferral

School Leader applications are still being accepted. Apply to become a DC Public Schools AP or Principal now!Apply onlin...
03/17/2020

School Leader applications are still being accepted. Apply to become a DC Public Schools AP or Principal now!

Apply online here: https://dcps.secure.force.com

Have you heard about our Empowered Learner’s Initiative? Over the next three years, DCPS will ensure students in grades ...
03/11/2020

Have you heard about our Empowered Learner’s Initiative? Over the next three years, DCPS will ensure students in grades 3-12 have equitable access to technology through a 1:1 student-to-device ratio, and that DCPS educators are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to support students in leveraging technology for learning. Learn more about it here: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/empowered-learners-initiative-eli-0

It's not too late! There's still time to apply to become a School Leader with DC Public Schools! Click the link below to...
03/06/2020

It's not too late! There's still time to apply to become a School Leader with DC Public Schools! Click the link below to submit an application for Assistant Principal or Principal today!

https://dcps.secure.force.com

“I’m teaching the youth something different. They’re more confident as mathematicians. They’re joking about and explaini...
03/02/2020
Award-Winning Math Teacher Explains Recipe for Success

“I’m teaching the youth something different. They’re more confident as mathematicians. They’re joking about and explaining math. I’m telling them they can go wherever because math is a universal language.”

2020 DCPS Teacher of the Year, Ashley Kearney, shares her recipe for success.

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) educator and lifelong math aficionado Ashley Kearney said she's revealing the language of life to her students and continues to do so in a manner that strengthens their ability to reason and take on real-world situations where they can apply the lessons learned in her clas...

Our 2020-21 Instructional Coach app is now open! Work with teachers, lead content-specific professional opportunities in...
02/26/2020
Apply Now – DC Public Schools

Our 2020-21 Instructional Coach app is now open! Work with teachers, lead content-specific professional opportunities in our schools, and be the primary drivers of our professional development model in order to improve teacher practice and increase student achievement. Apply to be an Instructional Coach below.

Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership. We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant diffe...

Amidon-Bowen Elementary is looking for dynamic educators to join them for the 2020-21 school year! Their anticipated ope...
02/21/2020

Amidon-Bowen Elementary is looking for dynamic educators to join them for the 2020-21 school year! Their anticipated openings include: Special Ed Teacher, Ed Aide, and General Education Teacher (PK-5). Come out on February 26 from 5:30-7PM for their Teacher Open House to learn more about what the school has to offer and get a chance to interview. #JoinDCPS http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/amidon-bowen+elementary+school

Did you know: DC educators have made more relationship-building home visits than any school system in the country. At DC...
02/18/2020
D.C. schools try to meet students where they live

Did you know: DC educators have made more relationship-building home visits than any school system in the country. At DCPS, home visits are about nurturing relationships with parents and students so they feel connected to staff at the school. Read more about it here.

The District has an extensive home visit program, but the attendance payoff is uncertain.

Our 2020-21 Educational Aide Application is now open and ready for you to apply! Work with students individually and in ...
02/12/2020
Apply Now – DC Public Schools

Our 2020-21 Educational Aide Application is now open and ready for you to apply! Work with students individually and in small groups to assist teachers with classroom management. Come join us at DC Public Schools and rewrite the narrative of what an urban public education can do for our students. #JoinDCPS

How are you discussing Black history and celebrating Black excellence in the classroom during Black History Month and al...
02/05/2020
Center for Racial Justice in Education

How are you discussing Black history and celebrating Black excellence in the classroom during Black History Month and all year round? Teachers, check out these resources compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education to help guide your lesson plans.

Dismantling racism. Transforming communities.

All DCPS teachers are required to obtain a teaching license and one of the first steps to becoming a licensed teacher in...
01/28/2020
Praxis: For Test Takers: Prepare for a Test

All DCPS teachers are required to obtain a teaching license and one of the first steps to becoming a licensed teacher in DC is taking the Praxis test. Teachers, check out these resources to help you study, strategize, and prepare for test day.

Learn about the various tools and resources available to help you prepare for your Praxis test. Khan Academy, study companions, study plans, interactive practice tests and more.

What does a DCPS school redesign look like? By the 2021-22 school year, students at Anacostia HS and Ballou Senior HS wi...
01/27/2020
Ballou, Anacostia Reveal School Redesign Plans

What does a DCPS school redesign look like? By the 2021-22 school year, students at Anacostia HS and Ballou Senior HS will navigate programs connecting them with opportunities beyond school and credentials in various industries. Learn more here. #DCPSProud

A monthslong, community-led school redesign process promises the expansion and diversification of educational opportunities for young people attending Ward 8's two public high schools, both of which are in the throes of an ongoing campaign to attract and retain students from feeder schools in its su...

DCPS is looking for a strong leader to empower and educate our young men of color at Ron Brown HS. Take a look at ourfac...
01/23/2020

DCPS is looking for a strong leader to empower and educate our young men of color at Ron Brown HS. Take a look at our
fact sheet to see what makes this school stand out! Are you all in? Apply now! http://joindcpublicschools.com/principals #applynow

We are confident that DC Public Schools, along with our transformative educators and phenomenal students, can be the per...
01/22/2020

We are confident that DC Public Schools, along with our transformative educators and phenomenal students, can be the perfect next place to continue your career. We hope you will consider joining us!

AP Application opens in 2 weeks!

🚨FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY!🚨Haven't applied to teach during the 2020-21 school year yet? You still have time! Sub...
01/22/2020

🚨FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY!🚨Haven't applied to teach during the 2020-21 school year yet? You still have time! Submit your application today to be eligible for early hire opportunities, Job Shadow Days, our vacancy list, and hiring fires. Click here to #JoinDCPS: http://bit.ly/DCPS_TeacherSY202021

Did you know DCPS has a study abroad program that is at no cost for students? DCPS teachers with an interest in global e...
01/17/2020
For Educators — DCPS Global Ed

Did you know DCPS has a study abroad program that is at no cost for students? DCPS teachers with an interest in global education can apply to be Travel Ambassadors and accompany our students abroad! Join us for the 2020-21 school year and read how you can travel the world.

We are 3 weeks away from the AP Application Launch which means you are 3 weeks away from potentially taking the next ste...
01/16/2020

We are 3 weeks away from the AP Application Launch which means you are 3 weeks away from potentially taking the next step in your career! Are you ready?

One way DCPS works to help grow teachers to their fullest potential is through the Leadership Initiative For Teachers (L...
01/14/2020
Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT) | dcps

One way DCPS works to help grow teachers to their fullest potential is through the Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT). LIFT is a five-stage career ladder that provides high-performing teachers with opportunities for advancement inside the classroom, as well as additional responsibility, and increased recognition and compensation. Learn more about LIFT and see how you can grow with DCPS.

Traditionally, many teachers have found that the only way to advance in their careers is to leave the classroom. The Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT) changes that. LIFT is a five-stage career ladder that provides high-performing teachers with opportunities for advancement inside the classro...

Did you know that only 44% of public school educators in DC actually live in the District? Mayor Bowser launched a progr...
01/12/2020
Landed Launches in DC

Did you know that only 44% of public school educators in DC actually live in the District? Mayor Bowser launched a program with Landed to help public school educators and staff in DC buy a home in the city they serve. Learn more about the program here.

Landed is now available to school employees in Washington, DC!

At DCPS, all teachers need a valid teaching license from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education(OSSE). Wond...
01/08/2020
Teacher Certification and Licensing | dcps

At DCPS, all teachers need a valid teaching license from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education(OSSE). Wondering how to obtain a teaching license and want to learn more about teacher certification in DC? Check out this page on Teacher Certification and Licensing to learn more.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about teacher certification. 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 F...

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At DCPS, your impact starts in your classroom – but doesn't end there. Together, our team of passionate educators is defying expectations about what DC's students can achieve and changing the path of public education.

JOIN THE NATION'S BEST TEACHERS – AND BECOME EVEN BETTER. We're looking for dynamic teachers who insist on excellence and are passionate about honing their craft. At DCPS, you'll get the feedback you need to do your best work, colleagues who share your high standards, and opportunities to lead without leaving the classroom.

WE PAY OUR TEACHERS LIKE PROFESSIONALS AND CELEBRATE THEM LIKE ROCKSTARS. Top teachers can earn more $100,000 in salary and bonuses by their fourth year and win awards of up to $10,000 for classroom excellence. Every year, we recognize the very best with an annual Standing Ovation gala.

WE'RE MAKING HISTORY. We’re setting an ambitious standard for great teaching and making it a reality across the district. With your help, we’ll transform education for our more than 51,000 students and become the first urban school district to close the opportunity gap between students from low-income backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

JOIN US. We accept applications in all subjects and grade levels for our 118 schools. We are particularly interested in candidates with a track record of success in the classroom. Watch our video about teaching in DCPS and start your application today.

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