Supporting Teachers

The Senior Parent Gift supports professional development for Penn Charter teachers. Prior graduating classes have supported this effort, ensuring that our children had excellent teachers dedicated to teaching in innovative, exciting and effective ways. 

We can pay it forward to current and future PC students — some of them our own younger children! — and continue the tradition of outstanding teaching and learning at the school.

Penn Charter understands the vital importance of adaptability and dexterity, and we encourage our faculty to teach for the future: to embrace creativity, collaboration, global partnerships, innovative curriculum, and technologies — all to prepare our graduates for tomorrow.

We attract and retain exemplary educators by offering competitive salary support and professional development opportunities to ensure the growth of great teachers. Ultimately, every investment Penn Charter makes in our teachers pays dividends to our students in the form of updated experiences, projects, and approaches.

Valuing Innovative Teaching and Learning (VITAL)

One example of support for faculty that the Senior Parent Gift provides is Penn Charter's VITAL summer grant program, an exciting new model for faculty summer work. VITAL provides teachers with time and resources for research and collaboration that result in innovative curriculum.

As an example, this video highlights the work of our Teaching & Learning Center to inspire and connect teachers to each other and to new resources, leading to renewed consideration of our teaching methods and ways to improve student learning in the classroom. 

Thank you for supporting our teachers and their professional development!

By the light of our charter

We See:

  • A school committed to continuous faculty development
  • Educators empowered to create and reflect on fresh methods
  • Students inspired by engaging, enlivening, ever-evolving teachers

How much farther can the light of inspired teaching shine?

Our commitment:

  • Makes possible hundreds of visits each year to our Teaching & Learning Center, a new model for professional development
  • Supports dozens of faculty-led pedagogy workshops and talks every semester
  • Provides funding for teachers who want to learn more, both at conferences and in classes
two male teachers pose with musical instruments designed and made on 3D printers and laser cutters