A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers honors the Highly Effective educators of DC Public Schools, elevates the profile of teachers in our city, and engages the broader community in the transformation of our schools.
The idea to celebrate DC teachers came from George Stevens, Jr.—an award-winning film and television writer, director, and producer. In 2009, he approached DC Public Education Fund and asked how he could support the reform efforts in DC Public Schools. The result was the inaugural A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
DC Public Education Fund hosted the first Standing Ovation celebration in the fall of 2010. The business, arts, and philanthropic communities joined together and contributed generously to celebrate the men and women of DC Public Schools (DCPS) who earned the honor of being rated Highly Effective on the IMPACT evaluation system.
This year marks the fourth annual Standing Ovation celebration, which will recognize a record number of Highly Effective educators at DCPS.
The Education Fund could not celebrate these extraordinary educators without the generous support of local and national sponsors, co-chairs, vice chairs, and the benefit committee.
If you would like more information about sponsoring Standing Ovation—the premier education event honoring DCPS teachers and leaders—please contact Rebecca Sivy, Senior Manager of Communications and Events at 202-431-6399 or email@example.com.
Proceeds from A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers support the DC Public Education Fund’s mission to advance excellence in DC Public Schools.
Learn more about the 2012 award-winning educators!
- Excellence in Leadership award
- Excellence in Teaching award
- Rubenstein Awards for Highly Effective Leadership, Teaching, and Support Staff