Head of School
Capital City Public Charter School (CCPCS), an award-winning PreK-12 EL Education school located in Washington D.C., is accepting nominations and applications for its next Head of School.
Founded in 2000 by a committed group of public school parents and teachers, CCPCS offers instruction to more than 1,000 students who represent a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and come from every zip code in the city. Capital City offers a rigorous academic program that emphasizes independent and collaborative learning within an inclusive community. Through the EL Education model, students study compelling topics, many related to social justice, through authentic hands-on learning experiences that result in high-quality and meaningful work. The school takes a whole child approach to education and offers comprehensive programs in social-emotional learning, the arts, athletics, and adventure (a student favorite!).
Capital City serves a diverse population of students (65 percent low-income, 60 percent Latino, 28 percent Black, 7 percent White, 1 percent Asian, 4 percent Multiracial). Forty percent of students are English language learners, and all school communications are distributed in both English and Spanish. Nineteen percent of students receive special education services. Capital City has been recognized as a model for diversity and inclusivity and makes a strong commitment to educational equity for all students.
Current Head of School and co-founder Karen Dresden will retire from Capital City at the end of the 2022-2023 school year and leaves the school in excellent shape. CCPCS seeks an experienced educational leader to continue this important work, building on Capital City’s successful history and strong reputation in the DC public charter school landscape. The Head of School is responsible for the overall management of Capital City Public Charter School and reports to and works collaboratively with CCPCS’s 13-member Board of Trustees. Managing a $30 million annual operating budget and a community made up of approximately 250 teachers and staff as well as engaged students and families, the next Head of School will have the opportunity to implement the vision laid out in the 2022 strategic plan by prioritizing the academic achievement of all students, improving student wellness, building a strong and cohesive workplace, and fostering an equitable and inclusive school environment for students, staff, and families. The detailed position profile can be found here.
For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications—electronically and in confidence—to:
Lois Mufuka Martin, Managing Director
Peter Gillin, Managing Director
Lisa Solinsky, Senior Associate
For more information, please visit Capital City’s website at www.ccpcs.org.
Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled.