Beth Barkley Is The 2024 DC Teacher Of The Year

Beth Barkley Is The 2024 DC Teacher Of The Year

Beth Barkley, a high school teacher at the International Academy at Cardozo Education Campus, is the 2024 DC Teacher of the Year .

Ms Barkley recived her award from Mayor  Bowseer who was flanked by State Superintendent Dr. Christina Grant and Cardozo Education Campus students and staff . The prestigious honor, which comes with a $7,500 prize, is awarded annually to a DC Public Schools (DCPS) or public charter school teacher who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to student achievement.

Ms. Barkley has taught at Cardozo Education Campus for eight years, working with newcomer students in the school’s International Academy and teaching a Human Rights and Social Action class. Prior to this, she taught English for grades 4-9 and Spanish literacy for adults at schools in El Salvador and Prince George’s County. A 2020 DC Teacher of the Year finalist and recipient of the DCPS Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching, Ms. Barkley has been rated “highly effective” by DCPS since 2017.

We are incredibly proud and grateful to celebrate Beth Barkley as our 2024 Teacher of the Year.  Teachers like Ms. Barkley are the foundation of strong school communities. Her approach to education represents the passion and care that our educators bring to the classroom and we look forward to cheering her on as she competes for National Teacher of the Year. – Mayor Bowser

Courtesy – Cardozo Education Academy, OSSE