Public Charter Educator Named DC 2023 Teacher of the Year
The DC Public Charter School Board congratulates, Jermar Rountree, a PK-8th grade health and physical education teacher at Center City PCS, Brightwood for being named the "DC 2023 Teacher of the Year."
Mr. Rountree also serves as the District Teacher Lead for the Physical Education and Health Department in the Center City network. Outside of Center City, he has led the OSSE Physical Education Cadre in evaluating elementary through secondary health curricula to share that information with physical educators throughout the district.
Rountree started his career at the YMCA in Danbury, CT in 2004 working with children of all ages. He started his own physical education business teaching day care personnel how to deliver safe and fun physical education to their students.
In 2012, Rountree moved to Washington, DC to begin teaching Physical Education and Health to elementary students. In addition to teaching game activities and sports, he teaches students about their social, emotional, and mental growth. Rountree thrives on connecting his students with the community. He established in-school, afterschool, and weekend partnerships with organizations to help kids grow in facets of life. He serves as a voice of the community and has relationships with every student and family that attends Center City PCS, Brightwood.