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Dwan Jordon

  • Senior Advisor for High School Research, Friendship PCS 
  • Former Principal, Sousa MS (DCPS); Friendship Collegiate PCHS (Ward 7)
  • Ward 4 Resident

A life- long educator, continuous learner, and instructional leader, Dwan Jordon has made waves in the field of education. As a teacher, mentor, coach, administrator, advisor and consultant, he has touched the lives of many students in the District of Columbia. He believes that all students in urban environments can achieve at the highest levels despite what statistics may say and that demography does not dictate a students’ destiny.

Mr. Jordon is a native Washingtonian who attended and graduated with high regards from the distinguished Calvin Coolidge High School. Upon graduating from Coolidge, he continued his studies at the historic Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina where he graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He later received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Trinity University and moved into the position of Assistant Principal from 2003- 2008.

Mr. Jordon made strides in Ward 7 as the principal of John P. Sousa Middle School. Under his leadership, Sousa was nationally recognized by the Department of Education as a model for successful school transformation after dramatically increasing students' proficiency in reading (over 20 point gains) and mathematics (over 30 point gains). His students and staff were featured in the Washington Post, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and CBS News' "Where America Education Stands.”

More recently (2013), he led the Cesar Chavez Parkside Campus to the highest performing "Tier 1" designation for the first time in the school’s history in his first year of tenure. Currently, Mr. Jordon works as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning at Friendship Public Charter Schools and serves as the Chief of Secondary School Turnaround for the School Turnaround Group.

Honoring his successes, Mr. Jordon was selected as an Emerging Leader by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). He currently serves on Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Principal’s Center Advisory.