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Brian Pick
Chief of Teaching and Learning

P-12

  • Academic performance
  • Academic standards
  • Achievement gap
  • Advanced placement
  • African American students
  • Arts education
  • Assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Civil rights
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Curriculum
  • District reform
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education reform
  • Education technology
  • Educational standards
  • Engagement
  • English language learners
  • Game-based learning
  • Gay students
  • Gifted education
  • Innovative professional development
  • Instructional tools
  • Language acquisition
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • NAEP
  • Personalized learning
  • Professional development
  • Race and diversity
  • Reading and literacy
  • Remediation and intervention
  • RTTT
  • School reform
  • Social studies
  • STEM education
  • Student-centered education
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher performance pay
  • Teacher quality
  • Urban education
  • Writing

Brian Pick is the chief of teaching and learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools, where 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. Pick has served in various capacities at DCPS, including policy analyst, chief of staff for school management and support, and deputy chief of curriculum and instruction. He 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 $30 million RTTT grant; and led the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. He was awarded the 2012 National Curriculum Leadership Award by the Council of Great City Schools. Pick previously taught in California for three years as a Teach For America corps member and was as an education pioneer. Pick 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 master’s degree in education policy from the University of California, Berkeley.