How can I become a better candidate for positions with DC Public Schools?
DO indicate specifically which position you are applying for in your application. We have multiple positions open with very similar titles. Please be sure that you are identifying the specific position for which you are applying.
DO include a cover letter for each position you are applying to with DC Public Schools. Your cover letter should demonstrate an understanding of both DCPS and the position to which you are applying. Your application will not be considered complete without a cover letter.
DO tailor both your resume and cover letter specifically for the position and for DC Public Schools.
DO proofread your application materials before you submit them. Applicants with typos and grammatical errors will not be considered.
DO include quantifiable results in your resume. We want to see what you have accomplished in your previous experiences – not simply a listing of your responsibilities and duties.
DON’ T apply to more than three DCPS positions at once. Though we have a variety of different positions open, it is highly unlikely that you are the right fit for numerous positions within DCPS. Please consider carefully the positions that may present the best fit for you, and selectively apply to those positions.
DON’T apply to positions for which you are not qualified. Please read each job description carefully, paying close attention to the minimum qualifications for the position. Some of our positions require graduate degrees, licenses and/or specific relevant experience. If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, your application will not be considered.
DON’T send in your application via fax or mail. We do not accept hard copies of applications. All applications should be submitted to us via the online application.