The Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has formed the OSSE Educator Talent Pool to recognize and leverage the expertise of outstanding District of Columbia Educators. While the Talent Pool is not an award in and of itself, it is used as a resource for awards, development of practitioner committees, targeted professional development activities, and much more.
The Talent Pool includes teachers, specialists, and administrators who are outstanding, innovative, and dedicated to education. Members of the Educator Talent Pool provide invaluable service and expertise to the educational community in the District of Columbia by participating in communities of practice, serving on peer review panels, helping to select outstanding educators for recognition awards, and participating in statewide stakeholder engagement committees where the voice of K-5 practitioners is vital. Educator Talent Pool members are also automatically considered for statewide and national educator recognition awards.
If you would like to recommend an educator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to student achievement, please complete the Educator Talent Pool Nomination Form.
There are many outstanding educators out there for whom we are not aware. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights on DC’s top educators.
For more information or questions, please contact Annette Thacker-Bartlett at [email protected] and (202) 724-7779.