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Justin Ralston

Justin RalstonLaSalle-Backus Education Campus

Principal Ralston is currently the Interim Principal of Roosevelt High School. Prior to joining Roosevelt High School, he served as the Principal of LaSalle-Backus Education Campus since 2016. Prior to joining LaSalle-Backus, he was the Assistant Principal at Brightwood Education Campus, where he oversaw Brightwood’s middle school, mathematics, special education, and athletics programs for three years. He has also taught special education, government, world history, and geometry at the high school level in Prince George’s County, MD and began his career as a middle school social studies teacher in Indiana. Principal Ralston holds an unwavering belief that all students can learn with the support and engagement of all stakeholders. He is passionate about global education, having taught in Kenyan and Ugandan refugee camps and taken DCPS students abroad to France. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University and holds a Master of Social Work from Howard University. He also received a Master's in Executive Leadership from Georgetown University in 2017.​