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.

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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.

Teachers Have Leadership Opportunities

Center City teachers have the opportunity to serve as Master Teachers, taking on additional responsibilities and building their leadership skills. Center City teachers may also serve as curriculum writers, family engagement leads, or Summer Academy Directors.

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.

Helpful list of all DC Public Charter Schools that are offering learning opportunities this summer https://t.co/xd2yQpTwdk #CharterSummers #DCcharterPROUD #KeepKidsLearning #NationalSummerLearningDay

At @CenterCityShaw, EK12 Bold Improvement school winner, Principal Tyson strategically loops teachers w/ students when student growth & family engagement data is amazing. Love the data-driven decision-making! Find more interesting #BoldImprovement ideas: https://t.co/HBKtJt9xho

Thank you to @empowerk12 for the opportunity! #CenterCityPCS #Excellence #BoldImprovement

Highlights from #DCDataSummit session titled "Boldly Using Data to Improve Student Success" - @CenterCityPCS Shaw held student-led conferences w parents and teachers. Students owned their own data, which empowered them to take their learning to the next level.

Congratulations to Brandy Tyson, our bold performance principal!

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