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13 Jul 2021

Teacher Teacher – DCPS Virtual Academy (2021-22 School Year)

DC Public Schools
 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

We are looking for highly motivated, innovative, and skilled teachers to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and help staff our first ever DCPS Virtual Academy. In the fall, we expect to have a majority of DCPS students return to the classroom for full-time in-person learning. However, we still have many students with documented medical conditions who need to continue virtual learning for the 2021-22 school year. To support these students, we will be hiring teachers to provide virtual instruction through our DCPS Virtual Academy for a limited number of students across all grades from PK-12.  

Staff at the DCPS Virtual Academy will report in-person at the former Benjamin Banneker High School (800 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20001) at the start of the school year. The positions are full-time roles with benefits for the 2021-22 school year. We are proud of our competitive compensation rates that provide our educators with one of the highest paying teacher salaries in the nation. Please note that these positions will not be renewed for the 2022-23 school year. If you are hired and wish to continue working in DCPS, our team will support you in pursuing a position at a different school for the following school year (2022-23). 

Apply today by emailing Pat Cunningham ( and attaching a copy of your resumeApplications are being reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible to receive priority consideration. 


Position Overview – 

DCPS is proud to be one of the fastest-improving urban school districts in the nation. We serve more than 51,000 students in the nation’s capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students. 



Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. 



Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. 


Strategic Priorities 

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias. 
  • Empower our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team. 
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city. 
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready. 

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. 


The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal. 


– Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards. 
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary. 
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge. 
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding. 
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum; and informs instructional practices. 
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth; and increases each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment. 
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback. 
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication. 



  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Must meet at least one of the following criteria: 
    • OSSE-issued credential or valid credential from another state 
    • 1 year of full-time lead teaching experience 
    • Enrolled in a teacher preparation program 
    • Registered for at least 2 of the 4 required educator credentialing exams 
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus. 
  • Previous experience with virtual instruction a plus. 
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management.  
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter. 
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback. 


– DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do. 
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success. 
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds. 
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions. 
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically. 
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other. 

How to Apply

Apply today by emailing Pat Cunningham (patricia.cunningham@k12.dc.govand attaching a copy of your resumeApplications are being reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible to receive priority consideration. 

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.