Brian Pick

Independent Board Member

Brian Pick serves as the Chief of Teaching and Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Serving on the Chancellor’s management team, 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.

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 led the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Cornerstone assignments. 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 as a Teach For America corps member, and he served as an Education Pioneer.  

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 master’s degree in education policy from the University of California, Berkeley.