The Rubenstein Awards for Highly Effective Teaching recognize the success of DCPS teachers with a $5,000 award. Award winners were nominated by DCPS educators, students, parents, and community members, and then selected by a DCPS central office panel.
The awards are funded through the generosity of David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group and chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Eligible teachers must earn a rating of Highly Effective under IMPACT.
The Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching winners are recognized at the annual Standing Ovation for DC Teachers, hosted by DC Public Education Fund and held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Rubenstein Award Winners for Highly Effective Teaching - School Year 2013-2014
- Segun Adelegan, Secondary Mathematics, Browne Education Campus
- Erica J. Banks-Bennett, Biology and Environmental Science, Cardozo Education
- Sydney Bergman, Biology, School Without Walls Senior High School
- Kathryn Alwon Brenner, Instructional Coach, Jefferson Middle School Academy
- Marquita Larissa Broady, Kindergarten, J.C. Nalle Elementary School
- Denea Bruce (Dowman), Computer Teacher, Benjamin Stoddert Elementary School
- Phyllis Cheek-Walker, Special Education, Home and Hospital Instruction Program
- Shuk-Kuen Chiu, Secondary Mathematics, Columbia Heights Education Campus
- Erin Druelinger, English as a Second Language, Barnard Elementary School
- Karla D. Holloway, Preschool, Houston Elementary School
- Jacqueline Jaffe, 2nd Grade Dual Language, Bruce-Monroe Elementary School
- Jamila Sikudhani Marston, Elementary Math and Science, Truesdell Education Campus
- Frank L. Medley, Spanish, Whittier Education Campus
- Judith Miller, Special Education, Payne Elementary School
- Larry D. Mills, Read 180, Raymond Education Campus
- Melissa Mortimer, Secondary English Language Arts, Ballou Senior High School
- Mikel Brand Oliver, Instructional Coach, Stanton Elementary School
- Terry V. Thomas, Visual Art, Seaton Elementary School
- Donna Warfield, Autism, Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School
- Whitney M. Warren, Secondary English Language Arts, Benjamin Banneker High School