Who We Are

Our Vision

To lead the transformation of public education in DC, and serve as a national role model for charter school authorizing and accountability.

The mission of the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) is to provide quality public charter school options for DC students, families, and communities.

DC PCSB is an independent government agency of the District of Columbia, created in 1996, led by a volunteer seven-member board. As the sole public charter school authorizer in our nation’s capital, we provide oversight to 123 public charter schools which are managed by 62 independently run nonprofit organizations called local education agencies. These schools educated 43,911 students in school year 2018-19, nearly half of DC’s public school students.

A public charter school authorizer is different from a traditional school board. We do not operate or direct the management of public charter schools. That is the job of each school’s board of trustees. Instead, we ensure that all students and families have access to a quality public charter school education.

We fulfill our mission by providing:

• A rigorous and comprehensive charter application process, guaranteeing that only the strongest applicants are approved to open new schools.

• Effective oversight and meaningful support of every public charter school. We closely monitor academic performance and
non-academic outcomes, such as attendance, discipline rates, and finances.

• Clear and transparent reporting on public charter school performance.
Our School Quality Report ranks every public charter school as Tier 1 (top-performing), Tier 2 (mid-performing), or Tier 3 (low-performing), helping families select the right school for their child.

• Active involvement of parents, school leaders, the community, and policymakers in our policies and processes.

Scroll down to meet members of our Board, Staff and DC Public Charter School Parents. 

43k

students enrolled

83.9%

students return to DC public charter school

12

years of continuous growth in proficiency rates

123

public charter schools

74.4%

graduation rate

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School Board effectiveness

12

years of continuous growth in proficiency rates

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School Board effectiveness

Our People

We are a dedicated group who are committed to ensuring all students receive a quality education in DC.

Equity & Fidelity Specialist
Data Engineering Manager
Communications Coordinator
Sr. Mgr. Human Resources & Operations
Strategic Projects Senior Specialist
Sr. Mgr. Intergovernmental Relations & School Support
Senior Manager – Equity, Audits, and Support
Operations Specialist
Associate Attorney
Operations Coordinator
Government Relations Sr. Specialist
Sr. Mgr. Financial and Academic Quality
Executive Team Coordinator
Sector Data Analyst
Senior Specialist; Equity, Audits, & Support
Knowledge Management Specialist
School Compliance Associate
Equity and Fidelity Sr. Data Analyst
Intergovernmental Relations and School Support Sr. Specialist
Equity and Fidelity Senior Manager
Sr. Mgr. School Quality & Accountability
Chief Operating Officer
Communications Coordinator
Finance Manager
Digital Media Specialist
Financial and Academic Quality Manager
School Quality & Accountability Specialist
Community Engagement Sr. Specialist
School Quality & Accountability Specialist
Financial and Academic Quality Specialist
Equity & Fidelity Specialist
Financial and Academic Quality Data Analyst
Chief School Performance Officer
Legal Fellow
Program Coordinator
General Counsel
Executive Director
Financial and Academic Quality Data Analyst
Accountant
Chief Communications Officer