We are delighted to share the news that Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School received a Tier 1 rating from the DC Public Charter School Board placing us among the highest ranked charter schools in the city. This is the second consecutive year that we have earned this distinction.
The DC Public Charter School Board released the School Quality Ratings yesterday and we greatly appreciate this affirmation of the work of our students, staff and families. You can learn more about the School Quality Reports here and view the ITDS report here.
As we celebrate this news we are also mindful of the work that remains to be done. We began this year with a renewed focus on refining instructional practices, revisiting curricular choices, examining our work through the lens of equity, appreciation of diversity and inclusivity, adjusting classroom schedules to ensure time for teacher planning, collaboration and reflection, all while maintaining a spirit of joy in teaching and learning. We want all of our students to achieve at their highest level, engage respectfully with one another and discover the infinite possibilities for their contributions to our world.
Our mission - ensuring that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding inquiry-based curriculum - remains at the fore.
Thank you to our staff for doing your best work each and every day in support of our students, colleagues and families. Your energy, kindness, creativity, and open stance to grow make all the difference!
Thank you, also, to our families for partnering with us and trusting in the positive intentions of all those in our learning community. We truly love this work and know that we must work for your trust every single day.
-Deborah Dantzler Williams
Head of School
Inspired Teaching Demonstration School