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DCPS Arts is a part of the District of Columbia Public Schools, Office of Teaching and Learning. The Arts Team works closely with all teachers, staff, and principals in the area of visual art, music, and performing art programs within the DC Public Schools. We focus on the four main areas of service below:

Teacher Support

DCPS Arts provide teacher support such as curriculum creation and design, coaching cycle, town hall, classroom support, additional opportunities from partners, and facilitate communication between Central Office and teachers.


DCPS Arts advocates art education for students and teachers in the D.C. area. We constantly seek opportunities to voice the needs and provide resources and strategies to our teachers and students. 



DCPS Arts provide professional development for teachers multiple times a year. In the past, we covered PD topics such as culturally responsive teaching, advanced arts techniques and skills, arts best practices, and trauma-informed teaching.


DCPS Arts collaborate with various arts organizations to provide resources, opportunities, and district-wide events for our teachers and students.

Meet the Team

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Mary Lambert
Director of Arts
Katy Weatherly
Manager, Music & Performing Arts
Lindsey Vance
Manager, Arts Innovation
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Robert Battle
Manager, Music 
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Patrick McDonough
Manager, Visual Art


DCPS Division of the Arts

DC Public Schools: Office of Teaching

and Learning

1200 First St. NE, 8th Floor 20002

  • DIRECTOR/Mary Lambert

  • VISUAL ARTS/Patrick McDonough

  • ARTS INNOVATION/Lindsey Vance

  • MUSIC/Robert Battle

  • MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS/Katy Weatherly

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