This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
An education nonprofit has launched a website to help recruit teachers — and retain them — in Philadelphia.
To help make it easier to find teaching jobs, the Philadelphia School Partnership created teachPHL.org, which has a job board for any teaching position in the city — whether it’s at a traditional public school, a charter, or a private or parochial school.
Potential teachers who want to work in the City of Brotherly Love will no longer have to go from one school website to the next to look for job postings.
During a ceremony Tuesday in the Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall, Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite said he wants the city to be a destination for educators.
“How do we create the environment across all of the sectors that promote Philadelphia as a place for teachers?” he said.
Mark Gleason, executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership, said his goal is to make the city more teacher-friendly.
“This is a collective endeavor to attract the best possible teachers to our city and then to keep them here, working in schools, feeling supported, feeling challenged, feeling rewarded,” he said.