Brian Pick  

Chief of Teaching and Learning

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Brian Pick serves as the Chief of Teaching and Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).  In this role, he leads the district’s efforts to ensure that teachers are equipped with the best resources and professional learning opportunities so that all students achieve at their highest potential.

Professional Experience

Prior to becoming Chief, Brian served in various capacities at DCPS including Policy Analyst, Chief of Staff for School Management and Support, and Deputy Chief of Curriculum and Instruction. Most notably, Brian has led the development and rollout of the DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework, spearheaded DCPS’ Race to the Top application process which ultimately resulted in a $30M RTTT grant, and lead the implementation of the Common Core State Standards positioning the district to be one of the top exemplars in the country. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the 2012 National Curriculum Leadership Award by the Council of Great City Schools. Prior to joining DC Public Schools, Brian taught in California for six years and advised on policy at the Education Trust. He is an alumnus of both Teach For America and Education Pioneers. 


Brian graduated from Princeton University with a degree in public and international affairs. He completed his teacher credentialing work at San Jose State University, and holds a masters degree in education policy from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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