Friendship Public Charter School

  • Middle School Science Teacher

  • Overview

    Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.


    Excellent Teaching & Learning

    • Demonstrate continued mastery of content area
    • Lead students to high levels of academic success through rigorous, targeted, and differentiated instruction
    • 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

     Outstanding Leadership

    • 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

    Organizational Strength & Viability

    • Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
    • Maintain high professional standards in communication with students, teachers, parents and school administrators


    • Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required. Master’s degree preferred
    • Degree in content area preferred
    • 2+ years urban teaching experience with significant academic gains strongly preferred
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above required
    • Successful completion of the ETS PRAXIS I (Reading, Writing, and Math) or Praxis II (Content Knowledge Exam)
    • Degree in content area required
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills


    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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