Whether you intend to stay in the classroom or transition to another role in a school or in the district, DCPS has a wide variety of exciting leadership roles to help you grow at every stage of your career while serving our students. Leadership opportunities at DCPS include everything from serving as a teacher lead or curriculum writer to organizing monthly meetings of teachers in your content area or helping the teacher recruitment team select new teachers for the district.
Alongside the description of each opportunity, LIFT icons indicate the eligibility criteria for interested teachers. The “FT” icon indicates that an opportunity is a full-time position that would require you to leave the classroom.
Education Policy Opportunities
Network with leading policy makers and apply for one of the many education policy opportunities available in DCPS
Contribute to the development of curricular resources through the DCPS Office of Teaching and Learning and the Office of Specialized Instruction
School Point of Contact Positions
Take on school-level leadership roles and learn about the district's academic initiatives
Summer and Travel Opportunities
Spend your summer continuing to support student success, developing resources for the academic year, or traveling to learn new skills or expose yourself to new cultures and experiences
School Leadership Opportunities
Learn about school leadership positions
Design and implement innovative teacher leadership roles that allow a teacher to spend part of the day teaching and part of the day leading other adults.
Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities
Support fellow teachers' growth and development through coaching and mentoring
Recruitment and Selection Opportunities
Assist the DCPS recruitment and selection team with finding the best and brightest new teachers to join our district
Other School-Based Opportunities
Support the teachers and administrators at the local school level with a variety of academic initiatives
Fellowship, Grants, and Awards
Apply for a grant, participate in a fellowship program, or travel to learn new skills be recognized for your professional success