Instructional Superintendent for Cluster II
Clara Canty is the Instructional Superintendent for Cluster II, where she supports principals and staff in elementary schools.
In 1998 Ms. Canty became the founding principal of a DC charter school with 405 K-5 students, the majority of whom were eligible for free or reduced price lunch. As a result of leading one of the most rapidly improved schools in Washington, DC, she was twice nominated Charter School Principal of the Year. Ms. Canty has worked in DCPS in many capacities: classroom teacher, mentor teacher, consulting teacher, assistant principal, principal and principal coach.