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DC Public Schools
Dist. Columbia, United States (on-site)
30 days ago
DC Public Schools
Dist. Columbia, United States
30 days ago
Job Type
$63,373.00 - $131,005.00
Elementary/Secondary Education
Min Education
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary


Position: Teacher - All Subject Areas  


Our students need your expertise, passion, and leadership. Are you ready to join something bigger? 


We are looking for highly motivated, skilled, and equity-minded talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for the 2024-25 school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a signicant dierence in the lives of our public school students, parents, and the greater DC community. 


DCPS serves over 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the eorts of approximately 4,500 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform eort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satised, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central oce sta whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and signicant achievement gains for DCPS students. 


Position Overview 



Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life. 



Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. 


Strategic Priorities 

Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias. 

Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team. 

Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city. 

Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready. 


This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.  


The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision.  

  • Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards. 

  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specic strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary. 

  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge. 

  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding. 

  • Uses assessment data to rene curriculum and informs instructional practices. 

  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth and increases each individual student’s achievement.  

  • Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment. 

  • Reects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.  

  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. 

  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication. 



  • Bachelor's degree. 

  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus. 

  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). 

  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management. 

  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter. 

  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. 

  • Ability to self-reect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback. 


DCPS Values 

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs rst in everything we do. 

  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success. 

  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in eective strategies to ensure every student succeeds. 

  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions. 

  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically. 

  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other. 


Apply here today! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply by our priority deadline on March 27th to receive priority consideration. Feel free to email us at if you have any questions or would like to connect with a recruiter! 



All DCPS teachers need a valid teaching credential (license), issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). However, we are aware that many candidates will not have their OSSE-issued credential upon applying for a position. As such, candidates who meet at least one of the following conditions are eligible to advance through the teacher application screening process:  


Passing score on the Praxis Core basic skills exams or Praxis I (reading, writing, and math) or waiver via SAT/ACT/GRE/PCMAS or cumulative 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA 


Active and full OSSE-issued credential or active and full license from another state  


Enrollment in a teacher preparation program AND proof of registration for Praxis Core basic skills exams (reading, writing, and math), proof of registration for other state-equivalent, or waiver via SAT/ACT/GRE/PCMAS or cumulative 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA 

Click here for additional Praxis information, free preparation, and study resources! 


You can also take this Minimum Eligibility Quiz to see if you’re eligible to apply:  


Job ID: 72852557

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