Washington, DC, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher
Grade Level
Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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Job Details

Job Title: Teacher
School Year: 2021-2022

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, effective November 1, 2021 you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by uploading a copy of your vaccination card, or uploading proof of your approved medical or religious exemption, to your candidate dashboard. If you are granted an exemption, you must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and will be required to upload weekly a negative COVID-19 test to maintain employment with the Government of the District of Columbia. You will not be extended an offer of employment until you comply with the requirement to upload your vaccination card or your approved medical or religious exemption.

We're glad you're here and want to join our team of passionate educators who are defying expectations about what DC students can achieve.

Want to know more about what it's like to work in DC Public Schools?
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As of August 3, 2021, all applications received will be considered for Mid-Year teaching positions. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis as vacancies open. All subject areas are welcome.

Please note that we run a modified selection process for the Mid-Year application, thus applications will not roll over for the 2022-23 school year.

For a guided walk-through on how to complete the Teacher application, click here to view our webinar.

The TeachDC Mid-Year 2021-22 Application Process

The full position description can be found here: Teacher.
*Please refer to our updated licensure requirements here.
Questions? Refer to our FAQ page or contact our team at teach.dcps@k12.dc.gov.

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This position is a safety-sensitive position. All safety-sensitive positions are subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing in accordance with the Child and Youth, Safety and Health Omnibus Act of 2004. If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to submit to testing for illegal drug use prior to employment, and your employment shall be contingent upon negative test results. If you are appointed into this position, you shall be subject to mandatory random drug and alcohol testing throughout your employment.


We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.

DCPS serves 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.

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