Friendship Armstrong is home to our Reggio Emilia Learning Center, which uses art, nature, literature, dramatic play,
language, writing, and music to spark students’ intellect, creativity, and self-confidence.
Named after the area in Italy where the concept was developed, Reggio Emilia is an early-learning model that has
earned worldwide acclaim. Friendship continues to develop this learning approach by combining the creative process
of Reggio with our rigorous early-education curriculum, which incorporates culturally responsive learning tools and
new technology into every classroom.
Guided by a community of seasoned and supportive teachers, Armstrong students build strong foundations in
mathematics, science, social studies, English, and language arts while developing the skills essential to high
achievement such as hard work, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.
Equally important, Armstrong’s on-campus Parent Center ensures that our most valuable learning partners –
our parents – are consistent figures in our classrooms and at extended-learning and after-school events.
Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves 4,500+ 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 (FPCS) 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.
The Instructional Specialist is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the Instructional Specialist is to improve student achievement by building teachers capacity and understanding of instructional practices. The specialist, in conjunction with the administration, is responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers. IS are expected to support the instructional development of content level teachers which means they will work with teachers in the content area. Specialists will bring a particular subject-area expertise; their focus is on improving instructional quality across all subject areas using an inter-discipline/trans-discipline approach. Specialists will create a schedule with their administration listing the teachers they work with on a rotational basis. Specialists will work with high will teachers in ensuring that they meet their performance management targets. Specialists will be required to build curriculum and support teachers in understanding the curriculum and writing it. They must have working knowledge of Understanding by Design, standards based learning and data analysis. Specialists should come with the ability to build strong relationships with teachers, administrator and other specialist. It is essential that all coaches work collaboratively and as a team. Specialists will be evaluated jointly by principals and the appropriate community office academic staff.
Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply.
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.