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 yielded both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and three 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.
Excellent Teaching & Learning
- Demonstrate continued mastery of content area
- Lead students to high levels of academic success through rigorous, targeted, and differentiated instruction
- Track the individual progress of students with disabilities
- Design and deliver engaging instruction addressing a full range of student needs and learning styles
- Utilize literacy strategies across all content areas
- Develop formal and informal assessments to measure student mastery
- Use data to drive instruction
Environment Conducive to Learning
- Hold students accountable to high academic and behavioral expectations
- Align practices and routines to an achievement-oriented classroom culture
- Foster a safe environment that encourages curiosity, academic risk-taking, accountability, and collaboration
Organizational Strength & Viability
- Reflect on classroom success and areas of improvement to continuously develop practice
- Contribute to the campus and Friendship-wide community by collaborating, seeking professional development, and sharing best practices
- Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
- Maintain high professional standards in communication with students, teachers, parents, and school administrators
- Comply with federal and state district regulations governing special education
- Provide ongoing support for parents of students with disabilities, informing them of special education rights and procedures as well as exchanging insights about the needs and progress of their children
- Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities
- 2+ years relevant urban teaching experience with significant academic gains strongly preferred
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above required
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required. Master’s degree in Special Education preferred
- Successful completion of the content area ETS PRAXIS II Exam Education of Exceptional Students (20353 or 20353), valid Special Education License, OR degree in content area required area
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
- Strong oral and written communication skills
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