Meet our Athletic Trainers

What is an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly educated, multi-skilled, allied health care professionals, uniquely qualified to care for and treat physically active individuals and their injuries. ATs specialize in prevention, emergency care/assessment, clinical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic Trainers must meet the qualifications set by the Board of Certification, Inc., and adhere to state licensing boards. Once certified, ATs must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. All Certified Athletic Trainers possess a minimum of a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree and more than 70 percent hold at least a Master’s Degree.

 

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has pioneered the use of full-time athletic trainers nearly 28 years ago. DCPS currently employs 14 full-time Certified Athletic Trainers, one for nearly every high school in the district. Nationally, only 42% of high schools have access to an athletic trainer. DCPS Athletic Trainers are a knowledgeable group of professionals that have a minimum of 10 years experience in athletic training, and many have over 25 years experience. DCPS Athletic Trainers provide medical coverage for nearly all high school competitions and many middle school competitions.

Meet Our Athletic Trainers

Patricia Billingslea

Dunbar HS

Wash Met HS

Jefferson MS

Walker-Jones EC

Terrill Paulsen

Roosevelt HS

Roosevelt STAY

MacFarland MS

Truesdell EC

West EC

Xavion Santiago

School Without Walls HS

Hardy MS

SWW @ Francis Stevens

Jamila Watson

Wilson HS

Deal MS

Dawn Bracely

Eastern HS

Cap Hill Montessori @ Logan

Eliot-Hine MS

Stuart-Hobson MS

Valentin Porter

Ballou HS

Ballou STAY

Hart MS

Johnson MS

Rachelle Saunders

McKinley Tech HS

Luke C Moore

McKinley MS

Brookland MS

Donita Valentine

Coolidge HS

LaSalle-Backus EC

Takoma EC

Whittier EC

Eric Howard

Phelps ACE

Brown EC

Wheatley EC

Kendra Prigden

Ron Brown HS

River Terrance

Excel Academy

Charmil Spooner

Columbia Heights EC

Oyster-Adams EC

Jovan Means

Benneker HS

Cardozo EC

Raymond EC

Jennifer Rheeling

Woodson HS

Kelly Miller MS

Sousa MS

Kim Summy

Anacostia HS

Kramer MS

Leckie EC

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