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As a classroom teacher with the Partnership for LA Schools network, you will be an employee of the LA Unified School District who has access to additional supports and resources in order to meet your students' needs. Partnership teachers have access to professional development opportunities, coaching and training above and beyond what is traditionally available in district settings. For those seeking to take the next step in leadership without leaving the classroom, our network-wide teacher leader programs are unparalleled in their support of future leaders.

Current Openings


For the 2023-24 school year, the Partnership for LA Schools is offering 100 hours of paid time ($50 hr x 100 = $5,000) for credentialed teachers coming to Priority schools for the 2023-24 school year. This allows you to be paid for all of the time you are already putting into preparing for the new year. Priority schools are: Joyner Elementary, Grape Street Elementary, 49th Street Elementary, 107th Street Elementary, Carver Middle, Markham Middle, and Jordan High.

In addition, LA Unified is offering credentialed teachers an additional $5,000 hiring stipend paid over your first three years teaching at a high- or highest-need school in the district! ($2,000 in the first year, $1,500 in the second year, and $1,500 in the third year.) LA Unified also offers support from a mentor and a professional development series along with the hiring stipend. All Partnership schools qualify for this stipend except Huerta Elementary, Hollenbeck Middle, and the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet at Roosevelt High.

Click “Learn More” below to apply! Candidates new to LA Unified must meet the multiple measures of the district’s recruitment process. All current employees must meet all district requirements to transfer.

We are currently accepting applications for credentialed (or soon-to-be credentialed) candidates in all credential areas.

Recruiting and retaining outstanding school leaders is key to our success. Partnership school leaders receive intensive support and coaching that goes beyond what the District provides, including year-round professional development that is aligned for principals and assistant principals. We provide opportunities for leaders across our network of schools to collaborate and share best practices to unstick difficult problems around staffing, facilities, and budgeting. We also provide additional operations support and advocacy to help our schools make the most of their dollars and maximize services for students.

"As a Partnership Leader, I am able to use innovative, student-centered strategies and culturally relevant practices to promote student success. I am also able to build capacity in my administration and teacher leadership teams by providing them with the necessary supports to continue their professional development and growth as community educational leaders."

Violeta Ruiz, Principal, Santee Education Complex

Current Openings

Principal, 49th Street Elementary School

Application Deadline: May 22 by 5:00 pm

49th Street Elementary School, home of the Tigers, serves nearly 600 students in South Los Angeles. 88% of students identify as Latinx, 9% as African American, and 45% are multilingual learners. Our students enjoy a wide range of in-school and after-school activities, and are supported by a loving community of adults. Community partners are central to our offerings for students and families. 49th Street School feeds into Carver Middle School, which is also a Partnership network school.

When asked about their school’s strengths, this is what 49th Street staff and community are saying:
  • “The next principal will benefit highly from her/his mental health team. The PSW, School Psychologist and PSA counselor work collaboratively in many areas like attendance, behavior, risk assessments, crisis etc. The parent support is also great here on campus.”
  • “We have a supportive, collaborative admin team and support staff. Teachers care about students and are willing/eager to collaborate.”
  • “As a parent, I have always felt the support of the school, I have always felt welcomed at the school.”

Learn more at https://www.49thstreetschool.org/.

Our work at the Partnership’s home office allows us to support our schools and impact policy change. We help our students access new opportunities, provide operational support to our schools, and help our teachers and leaders improve their craft. Most importantly, our staff is passionately aligned with our mission to transform schools and revolutionize school systems.

The single most important resource needed for us to achieve our mission is TALENT. We need talented individuals who read our mission and immediately sense that it speaks to who they are at their core.

Ian Guidera, Chief Academic Officer

Current Openings

Director of Family Engagement Programs

Coordinator of Curriculum Systems Advising

Manager of Data & Impact

Director of Advocacy Campaigns

Parent College Outreach Team Lead

School-based coaches are essential to the Partnership’s mission of improving learning and academic achievement for students in our communities. Coaches partner with teachers and administrators at one of our 20 schools in a systematic, data-informed way, ultimately building a culture of support and collaboration at each school site. Coach positions are perfect for teachers with several years of experience looking for a new challenge, teachers who want to move into a leadership role, and administrators who desire to be closer to teaching. The Partnership is committed to investing in our staff's continuous growth and development, and joining our team as a school-based Coach will allow you to collaborate with – and be supported by – a group of other like-minded, passionate educators.

Current Openings

Elementary Coach, Math

Elementary Coach, Literacy

Partnership Teacher Residency at Alder Graduate School of Education

The Partnership Teacher Residency with Alder Graduate School of Education is a one-year teacher credential + master’s degree program to prepare educators to serve our network of transformation schools. We are seeking teacher residents for Secondary Math, Science, English, Special Education (K-12), and Multiple Subjects (K-6).

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-24 cohort. Please check back in September for application information for the 2024-25 cohort!

Our residents will:

  • Earn their Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in one year
  • Apprentice four days a week with a mentor teacher in the Partnership for LA Schools network (which are part of LA Unified School District)
  • Learn alongside a cohort of peers who are also assigned to a Partnership school
  • Build a relationship with their mentor teacher and get individualized support through observation, co-planning and dialogue
  • Engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Receive priority consideration for a full-time position in the LA Unified School District (and specifically the Partnership for LA Schools network) upon completing the program
  • Do all of this with a minimal cost of tuition and with access to financial support!

Learn more below.

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Alder Graduate School of Education logos.

Program Costs

  • 2022-23 Tuition: Approximately $20,500
  • Books, tests, etc.: Approximately $2,000

Financial Support

Stipends totaling $28,000 for the 2023-24 school year

  • Resident Stipend from LA Unified School District: $16,000
  • Resident Stipend from Partnership for LA Schools: $12,000

In addition:

  • Up to $25,000 in grant funding depending on your credential area
  • Up to $10,000 in Alder Scholarships depending on funding availability and candidate eligibility
  • Additional scholarships may also be available!
  • Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses): Up to $40,000
  • Test registration fee support: $200+ (exam fees waived through June 2023)
  • Credential test preparation support: $250 on average
  • Costs associated with licensure/credential fees and fingerprinting are reimbursable
  • Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position in LAUSD: priceless!

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree earned by June 2023
  • GPA: 2.65
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. (DACA, permanent resident, citizen)


For more information, see the Alder Graduate School of Education website.

To get your questions answered, please email Eduardo Rodriguez at ERodriguez@AlderGSE.edu.

Learn More About the Alder GSE Resident and Mentor Experience

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