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Teach at Friendship

"Friendship is invested in preparing our scholars for college." 
- Jennifer Beckwith, Master Teacher

Be a Part of Our Success

Be part of a public education success story. We believe it is possible to put every student on the path to and through college. With the record number of scholarships our students earn and some of the highest graduation and college acceptance rates in the district, we prove this every day.

· Broaden your impact on students in the nation's capital. At Friendship, we focus on the children who need us most. We're one of D.C.’s largest charter networks, serving over 4,200 students in grades pre-K3 to 12th grade.

· Place your students on the path to college success. Invest your talents in our dynamic school network, which includes Tier I schools, rich early childhood programs, comprehensive middle and high school Advanced Placement programs, STEM-immersion and International Baccalaureate programs, and D.C.’s first Early College charter high school.

· Join one of D.C.’s best places to work. Our nationally-competitive benefits package offers a range of options that support a healthy life-work balance. We also offer additional compensation for qualified teachers in high-need subjects areas. For example, new hires who teach math, science and special education receive a $3,500 stipend.

· Grow through professional development. Sharpen your skills and advance in your career with our leading-edge instructional support. Friendship has two instructional specialists at each school who co-plan, co-teach and provide feedback to teachers. We also offer job-embedded professional learning through the school year, and our early dismissal Thursdays allow for additional staff planning and development.

· Become a Master Teacher. Reach your potential through our innovative career pathways to leadership such as our Lead Teacher and Master Teacher programs.

What we are looking for:

· Excellence. Teachers who demonstrate a track record of achievement, strong knowledge of content and pedagogy, and leverage data in accelerating student learning.

· Leadership. Teachers who operate with a growth mindset by learning and continuously improving, seeking out and implementing feedback and challenging oneself through consistent and critical self-reflection.

· Mission Alignment. Teachers who embody the Friendship mission and display a personal responsibility to advancing the goals of the students we serve.

· Relationship Building. Teachers who foster a supportive, equitable and respectful learning environment promoting high achievement, cultural competence and college readiness for all students.

Living in Washington, D.C. 

Washington, D.C. was ranked by Forbes as one of the top cities for young professionals. It is one of the most walkable cities in the country, allowing for easy exploration of everything from famous monuments and free museums to beautiful parks and amazing restaurants.

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