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DC Educator Talent Pool

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, principals, 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-12 practitioners is vital. Educator Talent Pool members are also automatically considered for statewide and national educator recognition awards.

2023-2024 Educator Talent Pool Recommendation Process
OSSE is seeking recommendations for teachers and school leaders currently serving in K-12 school environments to join the 2023-2024 DC Educator Talent Pool. Such persons exhibit strong potential for professional leadership and their inspiring presence impacts students, colleagues, and their community. Their lessons provide models for their colleagues and they are recognized by peers and supervisors as unique in their leadership and results with students. If you know a teacher or school leader who exemplifies these outstanding qualities and has at least five years of experience in education, please nominate them to be a member of the Educator Talent Pool.

The nomination process for membership in the Educator Talent Pool is a confidential process. To recommend a candidate, please complete the online 2023-2024 Educator Talent Pool Nomination Form by Friday, July 7, 2023. Once you have completed the online form, please send a copy of the nominee’s resume to [email protected].

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 Megan Dumond with the Division of Teaching & Learning at [email protected].

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