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Careers

Center City’s mission is to empower our students for success through a rigorous academic program and strong character education.

We believe in educating the whole child. If you share our belief and commitment to this mission, then you may be ready to be a Center City teacher.

View Our Positions Here: Start My Application!

The Center City team includes a wide range of education professionals, from classroom teachers at our campuses to administrative professionals at our central office. Center City is always seeking individuals who are qualified and passionate about urban education. The following pages explain how Center City enables motivated education professionals to change the lives of school children in the District of Columbia.

Why Work at Center City?

Ongoing Professional Development

Center City recognizes that our teachers, just like our students, are life-long learners. We also know that investments in employee professional development and career success are significant factors in employee satisfaction. Therefore, we provide extensive professional development opportunities, including workshops, professional learning communities, and coaching to improve the quality of instruction. As educators, we share the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes.

Teacher Voice Matters

Teachers matter at Center City and we take every opportunity to listen and learn.  Through informal discussions, gatherings, surveys and networking events, teachers always have an opportunity to share.  Center City believes in open and honest communication and we celebrate being an authentic and diverse community.

Who Are We Looking For?

At Center City PCS, we look for educators who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all students maximize their potential and have these core attributes:

Character

  • Fundamental belief that all students can succeed
  • Desire to continually improve their practice
  • A positive attitude and the highest standards for themselves professionally
  • A commitment to developing character in students

Excellence

  • Ability to engage all students in learning
  • Capacity to use a wide range of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students
  • In-depth knowledge of content and Common Core State Standards

Service

  • Willingness to work hard and never give up on behalf of our students
  • Desire to engage parents as partners in the education process

These core attributes are the foundation for success at Center City PCS. The position descriptions more thoroughly outline the criteria and expectations for each instructional position.

Who Are We Looking For?

At Center City PCS, we look for educators who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all students maximize their potential and have these core attributes:

Character

  • Fundamental belief that all students can succeed
  • Desire to continually improve their practice
  • A positive attitude and the highest standards for themselves professionally
  • A commitment to developing character in students

Excellence

  • Ability to engage all students in learning
  • Capacity to use a wide range of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students
  • In-depth knowledge of content and Common Core State Standards

Service

  • Willingness to work hard and never give up on behalf of our students
  • Desire to engage parents as partners in the education process

New to teaching?  Click here to learn more about our partnership with Urban Teachers and take the first steps to becoming a lead teacher with Center City PCS!

Student

Applying to Center City PCS is easy! We do not have admission criteria and welcome all families who are interested in our programs. We invite students for grades PreKindergarten (4 years old) to 8th grade to apply at MySchoolDC.org.

Teacher

Center City's teachers are dedicated to developing the whole child through a rigorous, character-infused academic program. Find out if you are ready to become a Center City teacher.

Giving

Every child deserves a quality education and we strive to provide small, safe family environments that are conducive to learning. Your donation helps to ensure we are nurturing and developing the next generation of leaders.

Our Excellence in English Language Learner Programming Award Winner: Alicia Passante from Center City PCS https://t.co/bILNGvDNje #DCcharterPROUD @CenterCityPCS

The TIERific Principal Award Winner: Rachel Tommelleo, from Center City PCS #DCcharterPROUD https://t.co/bILNGvDNje @CenterCityPCS

Our middle school scholars had a blast with Accenture during #hourofcode today. What will our scholars code next?! #coding #kidswhocode #centercitypcs #ccbrightwood #onebandonesound

DC Friends: A member of our Center City PCS family, David Stern, has been missing since Tues. Nov. 27. Please contact @DCPoliceDept if you have any information regarding his whereabouts. Help us bring him home.

Honored to serve on the @CenterCityPCS board. Rachel and Alicia are rock stars working every single day to put Center City kids on the path to college and career readiness. #proudboardmember https://t.co/qG8mym0qPh

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