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Lead Our Schools

At DCPS, our purpose is to ensure that every DCPS school provides a world-class education that prepares all students, regardless of background or circumstance, for success in college, career, and life. We are looking for dynamic school leaders to ensure outstanding student performance at every school. Principals and Assistant Principals drive quality instruction through innovative teacher evaluation and job-embedded professional development in their schools. At DCPS, you’ll get the tools, talent, and flexibility you need to help students and teachers succeed together.

Begin the DCPS school leader application process by:

Once you are ready to apply, please visit the DCPS principal application page or the DCPS Assistant Principal application page to begin your online application.

Ideal school leader candidates possess the following competencies aligned to the DCPS Leadership Framework (LF):

DCPS Leadership Framework