Teachers & School Counselors

Teach Today. Change Tomorrow.

Creativity, innovation, and an intrinsic desire to improve the academic outcomes for all students are the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds and we’re so thrilled you’re considering teaching or counseling in Philadelphia.

Application Now Open!

To apply to the 22-23 SY Teacher Talent Pool, please select the application for your preferred content area below. If you need help applying, please use the Application Guide for assistance.

Already Applied to a Talent Pool?

If you already applied to a Talent Pool and were informed you are moving forward to site selection- check out our special eligible teacher/counselor job board and all other resources on our Site Selection Homepage.

Looking to transition to a teaching role as a current SDP employee? 

Current SDP employees can log into Taleo to view and apply to the Teacher Talent Pool through their Employee PortalFor assistance completing your application, please click on this Application Guide for Internal Employees.

Teacher Application Process

Already applied and are eligible? 

Check out the Site Selection Overview page.

Know a great teacher or counselor?

Do you know any experienced or aspiring teachers or school counselors that should work for the School District of Philadelphia? If so, please refer him or her here!

Specialty Teaching Opportunities

Check out additional information about the following Specialty Teaching roles on our Specialty Teaching website:

  • Reading Specialist
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, or Speech Impaired
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers
  • Demonstration Teachers
  • Remote Teaching Opportunities (click to view and apply to current openings)

Compensation and Benefits 

Teachers and Counselors are compensated with a 10 month salary, paid over 12 months. The salary for teachers is competitive and ranges from a minimum starting salary of $50,066. Salary credit is provided to teachers with two years or more of verified teaching experience. Click here for more information on our salary scale.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for Teachers and School Counselors that includes medical, dental and vision coverage along with wage continuation and life insurance. Benefits are administered through the School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT).

Questions about certification? 

If you have questions about the certification you need for a position, or if you are enrolled in a certification program and would need an emergency permit for a position, check out our Certification page.

Resources and Information

Retention Bonuses

The School District of Philadelphia is offering retention bonuses to teachers and counselors working in 42 schools.  Individuals appointed at the following schools on September 1, 2022 and remain appointed through the last day of the 2022-2023 academic year will receive $2500 stipends.  Those teachers and counselors will receive an additional $2500 if they are appointed September 1, 2022 and remain appointed through August 30, 2024.  Teachers working at the following schools are eligible for these bonuses:

School Name
Clemente, Roberto Middle Schl
McDaniel, Delaplaine School
Cassidy, Lewis C Academics Plus
Sullivan, James J. School
Blankenburg, Rudolph School
Anderson, Add B. School
Welsh, John School
Spring Garden School
Tilden Middle School
Mastbaum, Jules E. High School
Longstreth, William C. School
Sheridan, Philip H. School
Comegys, Benjamin B. School
Marshall, John School
Kenderton Elementary
Gideon, Edward School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Stearne, Allen M. School
Cooke, Jay Elementary School
Blaine, James G. School
Strawberry Mansion High School
Bryant, William C. School
Kelley, William D. School
Morris, Robert School
Pennell, Joseph Elementary
Kensington Health Sciences
MYA-Middle Years Alternative
Philadelphia Military Academy
Hamilton, Andrew School
Edison, Thomas A. High School
Hartranft, John F. School