As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. We surpass our peers across the District in public education with a 91% graduation and college entrance rate. To this end, we also hold the quality, success, and development of our teachers with paramount importance. We provide a number of professional growth and development opportunities which have afforded us both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and 3 outstanding school principals who launched their careers in our classrooms.
Friendship Public Charter School’s teachers exceed expectations and take on a range of responsibilities in order to ensure every student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top universities and beyond. With unwavering commitment, passion, and exceptional talent, our teachers lead our vision for quality and equitable education. Friendship teachers recognize the challenges faced in closing the achievement gap, but persist in leading our children to exceptional heights through data driven academic gains, comprehensive and engaging instruction, and outstanding leadership.
- Set and maintain high academic and behavioral expectations for all students
- Lead students to high levels of academic success in an urban school environment
- Create a welcoming, positive learning environment that motivates and engages students
- Maintain high ethical standards and open communication with students, teachers, parents and school administrators
- Consistently seek and share best practices with colleagues as an active and effective participant in a Professional Learning Community
- Develop formative assessments, analyze results and adjust teaching practices to ensure student understanding of material
- Utilize literacy strategies across all content areas and design rubrics to measure student mastery
- Design and deliver engaging instruction addressing the needs of a full range of student learning styles
- Maximize learning time by continually adjusting teaching practices
- Adhere to school management and discipline policies within classroom and school campus
FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above preferred
- Successful completion of the ETS PRAXIS II Exam (0014), Praxis II English Content Knowledge (0041), or Bachelor's Degree in English required
- Two years of relevant Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 6 classroom teaching experience required
- Two years of urban teaching experience preferred
- Commitment to teaching students from a minority and/or lower socioeconomic background required