At DCPS, we know that excellent teachers and principals are the key to ensuring a superior education for the children of the District of Columbia. That’s why we are committed to honoring our outstanding educators and to recognizing the extraordinary efforts they make every day on behalf of their students.
Below you’ll find descriptions of a few of the honors awarded to our teachers and principals. Many of these awards are presented at annual Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools hosted by the DC Public Education Fund.
Click on the links below to find more about each award or to read about past winners.
- Excellence in Teaching Award (including DCPS Teacher of the Year)
- Excellence in Leadership Award (DCPS Principal of the Year)
- The Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Educators
- Nominations are now open for Standing Ovation 2017. Nominate your favorite DCPS teacher, leader, or school community today.