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Leadership Opportunities

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.

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Education Policy Opportunities

Network with leading policy makers and apply for one of the many education policy opportunities available in DCPS

Curricular Opportunities

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

Teacher Leadership

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