The application round for the STEM Teacher Leader Cadre (STEM TLC) is now open!


The STEM TLC is a year-long program for full-time DC Public School (DCPS) and DC Public Charter (DCPCS) school teachers.  The DC STEM Network is looking for outstanding, experienced, Pre-K–12th grade STEM teacher leaders who will:

  • build their leadership capacity
  • identify and share promising practices in schools and across communities
  • support and cultivate strategies to engage underrepresented, under-served youth in STEM
  • develop professional learning communities to support sustained engagement
  • build understanding and knowledge of available student engagement, career building, and STEM learning resources
  • develop content knowledge


Participants will receive:

  • $2,000 stipend
  • Recognition as a DC STEM Ambassador
  • Regular professional development and leadership opportunities.
  • Recognition of your accomplishments and status at a DC teacher recognition event, press release and social media


  • Current, full-time DCPS or DCPCS Pre-K-High School teacher
  • At least three (3) years STEM teaching experience in DCPS or DCPCS
  • Active DC teacher certification preferred
  • For all applicants, a Bachelor’s degree is required; for middle and high school teachers, a Master’s degree with a concentration in a STEM discipline is preferred


  • Attendance and active participation in a STEM Leadership Institute on August 8 and 10 (9:00 – 3:00 pm)
  • Attendance and active participation in a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) training on August 12 and 26; September 9, 16, and 23; October 7 (all day).
  • Participation in monthly STEM PD sessions
  • Active participation as a DC STEM Ambassador
  • Providing at least one professional development workshop for school, district, or community.
  • Commitment to teach, full-time, in DCPS or DCPCS for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Signing a Memorandum of Agreement detailing roles and responsibilities of STEM TLC.

Interested in joining the STEM TLC? Apply online today!

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