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:
- Reviewing school leader eligibility and certification;
- Familiarizing yourself with the principal application process[PDF] and the assistant principal application process[PDF]; and
- Learning more about our competitive Compensation and Benefits.
Ideal school leader candidates possess the following competencies aligned to the DCPS Leadership Framework (LF):