The Office of the Chief of Staff works with the Chancellor to provide strategic direction to DCPS. We do this by using data to track our strategic goals, allocating resources based on organizational needs, and ensuring that the public and political leaders understand DCPS' success.
The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of DC Public Schools and is comprised of eight senior management staff that report directly to the Chancellor.
Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation through the Chancellor's Five-Year Capital Commitment:
Improve achievement rates -- At least 70% of our students will be proficient in reading and math, and we will double the number of advanced students in the district.
Invest in struggling schools -- Our 40 lowest-performing schools will increase proficiency rates by 40 percentage points.
Increase graduation rate -- At least 75% of entering 9th graders will graduate from high school in four years.
Improve satisfaction -- 90% of students will say they like their school.
Increase enrollment -- DCPS will increase its enrollment over five years.
Our purpose is to ensure that every DCPS school provides a world-class education that prepares all of our students, regardless of background or circumstances, for success in college, career, and life.
Under the leadership of the Chancellor, the Deputy Chancellor, Social Emotional Academic Development will be responsible for leading and designing the District's systemic and strategic instructional, leadership, and equity improvement initiatives. The Deputy Chancellor will create a strong structure to support leadership capacity development, will establish and implement instructional, programmatic, and organizational parameters to address systemic inequities, and will accelerate achievement for targeted groups of students (African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, English Language Learners, Specialized Instruction, Newcomers), while continuing the focus on ELL and Specialized Instruction students.
The Deputy Chancellor, Social Emotional Academic Development will report to the Chancellor.
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.
Leads strategies to improve the academic performance of students and close the achievement gap.
Creates core curriculum, robust learning, and high quality instructional supports focused on college and career readiness for all students (including English Language Learners and Specialized Instruction students).
Creates strategies and structures to recruit, empower, and retain excellent teachers.
Creates a strong structure to support leadership capacity development.
Provides leadership and establishes venues for strong collaborations and coordination between departments, secondary experience, school networks, and early childhood programs.
Establishes and implements instructional, programmatic, and organizational parameters to address systemic inequities.
Accelerates achievement for targeted groups of students (African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, English Language Learners, Specialized Instruction, Newcomers), continuing the focus on ELL and Specialized Instruction students.
Establishes structures to integrate functions in the service of full-service community schools (including an accountability system).
Collaborates and supports strategic initiatives (including the Empowering Males of Color Program and Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders).
Creates the culture of leadership, collaboration, services, and supports that generate and sustain full-service community schools throughout the District.
Bachelor's degree and ten to fifteen years of related work experience.
Master's degree strongly preferred.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling, and/or other related field strongly preferred.
All of us at DC Public Schools are dedicated to excellence at every level, and we demand it of ourselves just as much as we ask for it from employees, educators and students.
We are nearly 49,000 students committed to graduating from high school, prepared for college and work.
We are more than 4,000 teachers who hold high expectations for every student.
We are 109 principals building positive... school communities focused on academic achievement.
We are more than 2,900 classroom aides, social workers, counselors, custodians and other support staff providing a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for our students.
We are countless family and community members encouraging our children and demanding a high-quality education for them.
We are thousands of community organizations and volunteers who support our students and staff as they strive for excellence.
We are the residents and leaders of Washington, DC who know that a strong school system and high-achieving students are the backbone and the future of this city.
Together, we are committed to making DCPS a place where all students can receive a world-class education.