15 Kennedy Street, NW  Washington, DC 20011 ** Office: 202.882.8073 ** Fax: 202.882.8075 ** bthompson@rootspcs.org



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Welcome to Roots Public Charter School, founded as a non-profit corporation in March 1999 by Bernida Thompson, Ed.D. RPCS commenced its’ first year of operation in September 1999. With an enrollment of 60 students, it started with the 1st thru 8th grades. In 2004, it added the Pre-Primary (3-5 year olds). Alumni have successfully graduated from many
of the area’s finest public and private high schools and nationally ranked colleges and universities.

The Roots Public Charter School uses the stellar curriculum and programs of the Roots Activity Learning Center as a model for academic achievement. Roots Activity Learning Center is a successful independent African Centered school which has a leading reputation for student academic achievement.  The Roots Public Charter School is nationally accredited by The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

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Roots PCS is seeking an elementary teacher with innovative & enthusiastic teaching skills. The teacher will have excellent subject knowledge across elementary education discipline, a sound understanding of DC Common Core Collaborative, and the implementation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the curriculum. The position will involve teaching students in Multi Grade levels In open-spaced classrooms and assist/coach in extra-curricular activities like academic competitions. Use of technology is very important. Applicant will have BA Elem. Ed, Praxis II Elem Ed with minimum of three years of teaching experience. Resume will be received until March 18, 2015 at 5 p.m. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Principal, RPCS, 15 Kennedy St. NW, Wash., DC 20011. (202) 882-8073 or by email to  bthompson@rootspcs.org.   

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