Welcome to the Office of Teaching and Learning!

We are committed to the continuous growth of all District teachers through ongoing professional development and coaching to ensure that students have access to an excellent public education.

Our team provides specific supports for novice teachers and new teachers to the District that include Induction, New Hire Orientation, and coaching through the Peer Assistance and Review program. We also coordinate and facilitate professional learning opportunities as well as job-embedded coaching supports for teachers at all levels of experience.

Please explore our site to learn more about opportunities that meet your needs.

We welcome your questions, feedback, and input! Tell us how we are doing by completing this survey in support of continuous improvement: Survey for the Office of Academic Support


Apply to be a Consulting Teacher!

Consider joining the Office of Teaching and Learning as a Consulting Teacher! As a peer coach, you will support teachers in the District’s Peer Assistance and Review program. The role features the opportunity to make your own schedule, engage in high-quality professional development, and to expand the positive impact you have on students in the District. The application will go live at jobs.philasd.org in mid-December.

If you have questions, email the Directors of Teacher Coaches at dsilvestro@philasd.org and mmerritt@philasd.org.

District Announcements

  • 2020 Lindback Nominations are Open! – Nominate an amazing School District of Philadelphia teacher or principal for this prestigious award!
  • New Student Registration for all grades K-12 is OPEN! Register one of 4 ways: online, by phone, in-person or drop box. Learn More Here
  • Need a Chromebook for start of school? Updated hours and locations for our Parent & Family Tech Support Centers HERE.