Spanish Teachers (PreK -12)
Friendship Public Charter Schools - Washington, DC

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This position is for the 2014-2015 school year.

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 growth mindset, our teachers lead our vision for quality and equitable education. Friendship teachers recognize the challenges faced in closing the opportunity gap, but persist in leading our children to academic gains through data driven, engaging instruction, and outstanding leadership. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis for the 2014-2015 school year.

About Our Schools

As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been graduating college-ready students for over 15 years. From preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our students to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. We lead schools 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 throughout the year, which has yielded both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, in addition to outstanding school principals and leaders who launched their careers in our classrooms.

Friendship Public Charter School operates six public charter schools in Washington, DC and, in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, manages four schools, serving 8,000 students. This year, Friendship PCS is also expanding to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Responsibilities:
We are looking for education professionals who:
  • are motivated by a sense of urgency so that each minute is used for learning
  • are highly successful academically
  • demonstrate continued mastery of content area(s)
  • embrace the Friendship PCS community and have a strong desire to teach the students of culturally rich, but historically underserved, neighborhoods
  • will do “whatever it takes” to ensure that rigorous academic expectations are met or exceeded by each student
  • strongly believe that it is ultimately your responsibility and within your ability as a teacher to ensure that every student in your room meets or exceeds our school’s high standards

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum of one year classroom teaching experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of teachers
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Desire to grow as an educational leader
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam and/or Highly Qualified to teach in Washington, DC
  • For upcoming Praxis test date please visit the website at www.ets.org/praxis
  • For HQ requirements visit http://osse.dc.gov


  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Education or relevant field
    • Experience as an exceptional urban classroom teacher who has produced quantifiable student performance gains
    • Leadership experience in a school, building a culture, coaching and leading staff, and ensuring student academic success
    • Three years of urban teaching preferred

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Friendship teacher salaries are among the highest offered to teachers in Washington, DC and nationally
    • Friendship offers its employees medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, among other additional benefits
    • Friendship offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions
    • Teachers are also supported with professional development training and resources, as well as a laptop for lesson planning

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    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.

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