In February 1996, when Dr. Rousseau became the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Ms. Judith C. Richardson became principal in 1996 – 2002. Mr. Reginald Burke served as interim Principal from November 2002 to August 2003. In August 2003, Dr. Harriett F. Kargbo became principal and served to 2008. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Kargbo was an assistant principal at Dunbar. R Gerald Austin was appointed interim acting principal for the 2008 – 2009 school year.In the years of Dunbar’s existence, our graduates have achieved many outstanding accomplishments. Our objective is to create a learning environment that will empower all of our students to pursue career, technical, and academic excellence. Our guidance and college preparatory program is carefully designed to help students reach high expectations. In all parts of the United States, and even abroad, there are Dunbar graduates making significant contributions to society.