Celebrating the city’s best educators.
Honorees since inception.
Awarded since 2010.
Giving educators the recognition they deserve.
Since 2010, Standing Ovation has brought together thousands of DC’s business leaders, philanthropic champions, education partners, and civic leaders to honor the achievements of DCPS’ top teachers, leaders, and school communities. This star-studded awards ceremony plays a critical role in elevating the teaching profession and celebrating proven solutions for urban education.
Resilience in the face of uncertainty.
Educators and staff members continue to show up in incredible ways for students across DC—working through a pandemic and in a virtual environment to produce exceptional outcomes. 2021 awardees included educators, staff, leaders, and school communities who helped students Thrive in a Year of Change.