ABOUT DCPS ARTS
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:
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
Director of Arts
Yan Carlos Colón León
Manager, Arts Innovation
Manager, Music & Performing Arts
Manager, Visual Arts
DCPS Division of the Arts
DC Public Schools: Office of Teaching
1200 First St. NE, 8th Floor 20002
VISUAL ARTS/Patrick McDonough
ARTS INNOVATION/Lindsey Vance
MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS/Robert Battle