Why Kipp DC


Join one of the highest-performing PreK-12 public school systems in the District of Columbia. Be part of a talented group of diverse educators, all committed to anti-racism and providing an excellent education to all students. Read more about our results and impact in Washington, DC.


Why Kipp DC


We seek to deliver unparalleled coaching and development to maximize staff impact on student achievement. All staff members at KIPP DC receive, year-round professional development rooted in antiracist practices and aligned to curriculum or role competencies. Read about our professional development more in-depth.


Why Kipp DC


We believe that all roles should have pathways for growth and development. From our new teacher residency program, Rising Leader cohort for new vice principals, and Emerging Leaders cohort for regional staff there are many ways for staff to grow. Learn more about leadership opportunities at KIPP DC.

Highly Competitive Salary & Benefits

KIPP DC offers highly competitive salary scales for staff members. KIPP DC’s teacher salaries start at $65,500, and we offer renewal add-ons of up to $5,000 each year a teacher returns. View salary scales for many of our roles here. Regional roles have starting salaries listed on their job descriptions.

KIPP DC offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, various voluntary benefits, and employer-paid benefits such as short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, membership to One Medical, and access to Talk-Space, an online mental health service. KIPP DC also offers a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and match, vesting after three years.

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Upcoming Events

  • KIPP DC Hiring Fair

    May 18 9am -1pm

  • Behind The Scenes Wheeler Campus Visit

    May 31 9-11am


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New Teacher Residency

Capital Teaching Residents commit to teaching for a minimum of three years in Washington, DC. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher. Residents are placed at one of KIPP DC’s 20 high-performing public schools in Washington, DC.

During their residency year, Residents have the opportunity to obtain their certification and train in early childhood, elementary, and secondary math, science, or English language arts classrooms. After the completion of their residency year, KIPP DC Residents are given the opportunity to pursue an additional certification in special education.

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Tinika Edwards

Kindergarten Teacher | Grow Academy

“When I began my residency at KIPP DC, I started my journey as someone who absorbed so much knowledge from everything and everyone I saw. The support and advice from mentors and others have also been beneficial to my growth. As a seasoned teacher, I love branching out and giving all the insight I’ve learned to new teachers eager to grow.” Read Tinika’s Teacher Spotlight!


Michael Connolly

Physical Education Teacher | Inspire Academy

“KIPP DC has influenced me to expand on how I go through different lessons with different classes. It has helped me understand working with children more effectively because the coaching and feedback I’ve received from my administration and peers have been beneficial.” Read Michael’s Teacher Spotlight!




Lauren Brinkley

Seventh & Eighth Grade Science Teacher | KEY Academy

“The positive staff culture at KIPP DC has made me feel like a part of a family! It has also given me a deeper understanding of the challenges our students face outside of the classroom. Seeing the obstacles our students overcome on a daily basis has given me a new perspective and has made me more empathetic and understanding.” Read Lauren’s Teacher Spotlight!

Why D.C.

“Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.”

– Frederick Douglass

From the Frederick Douglass house in historic Anacostia to the bustling food stalls of Union Market, D.C. is a unique, vibrant, and growing city. With a strong metro and bus network, KIPP DC staff members have a diverse option of neighborhoods to live in including the District, Maryland, and Virginia. Washington, D.C. offers weekly cultural experiences, nearby access to nature and trails, and housing incentives for teachers and staff.

Photos from across Washington, D.C. - Washington Monument, C & O Canal, Great Falls, Jefferson Memorial