440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-4000

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The School District of Philadelphia’s more than 200 schools offer a wide range of leadership opportunities for administrators who seek to join us in this effort. Our students and their families encompass the full spectrum of the human experience—they are newcomers and Philly natives; they know privilege and poverty. What do they have in common? An inalienable right to the very best education we can give them. That requires a leader with creativity, commitment, and vision. Will you join us?

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  • Lead as a visible, consistent presence in your school
  • Be a creative, persistent problem-solver
  • Develop systems and school culture that promote peer feedback, support, collaboration and student achievement
  • Develop positive, collaborative relationships with students, teachers, families, and the community

For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. We offer premier special-admission schools and turnaround schools; small, neighborhood elementary schools; and large high schools.

Serving a population as richly diverse as ours, creativity, innovation, and acceptance are at the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds. We believe it’s precisely this variety of potential experiences, though, that sets the School District of Philadelphia apart.

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It's wonderful working with-and meeting-children's varying needs. Watching them mature and grow, seeing them engage in their work, watching relationships grow between teachers and students...there's no job like it. - Gene Jones, Principal of George Washington High School

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