Information and resources for aspiring and current educators on one website
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has launched a brand new website for teachers—TeachPHL.org—with the dual aims of attracting great teachers to city schools of all types and supporting educators in their career development.
For over a year, PSP engaged with teachers and leaders from all types of Philadelphia schools and representatives from institutions of higher education about the challenges of being a teacher and the obstacles to finding, recruiting and retaining quality educators. As a result of this collaborative effort, PSP created TeachPHL.org to provide an innovative, user-friendly platform for aspiring and current educators to learn about all of the opportunities available in the city.
“Great teachers are life changers for children, and making schools better means making Philadelphia a magnet for mission-driven educators,” said Mark Gleason, Executive Director of the Philadelphia School Partnership. “With the launch of TeachPHL.org, PSP aims to create an online platform that an array of schools and partners can leverage to recruit and support an outstanding teaching force in our city.”
“We are excited about joining a citywide effort to attract more people to live and teach in Philadelphia,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “Our collective efforts will expand the pool of talented educators for Philadelphia schools and will help us continue to create safe, supportive, and academically rigorous school environments for our students and school communities.”
The website allows users to search for job openings by grade, subject, job type, school type, and keyword. Users can also create an account and sign up for email alerts when new jobs are posted. Posting educator jobs on TeachPHL.org is free for schools, and using the site is free for all visitors.
“This free resource can help schools leverage the positive momentum happening right now in Philadelphia’s education sector to attract talented individuals inside and outside our region,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “Our educators have some of the most important jobs in the city, and we will continue to find ways to use our partnerships with organizations like PSP to support them and their work.”
Beyond the over 150 job openings posted, TeachPHL.org offers other resources for job seekers and current Philadelphia educators, including:
- Professional Development Opportunities – The ability to search for seminars, conferences, workshops or online trainings that will support an educator’s professional development.
- Educator Benefits – Lists of scholarships and retail benefits that are available to educators.
- Philadelphia Highlights – Information about why the city of brotherly love is a great place to be an educator.
- Certification Requirements (coming soon) – Before long, the site will include guidance for aspiring teachers on how to navigate the state’s complex requirements for being certified.
Any Philadelphia schools and preschool centers that want to have their open jobs posted on TeachPHL.org can send the job information to David Saenz Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.