Change Starts in Philadelphia

A Note From Our Executive Director

Greetings Aspiring Teachers,  

Urban Teachers is elated to invite its inaugural cohort of Residents to the City of Philadelphia! With a deep commitment to eradicating the opportunity gap with a transformational educational experience, our teachers will be change agents vested in effective, culturally competent teaching.    

Philly is a city that thrives with culture ranging from the arts to advocacy. 

We invite you to learn more about the newest Urban Teachers city as we seek to inspire as a catalyst for change for public school students of Philadelphia.

Raymond Fields




Raymond Fields, Executive Director  

Urban Teachers Philadelphia

Why Live Here

What’s not to adore about the City of Brotherly Love. The Wall Street Journal has even declared Philadelphia a “booming cultural and culinary destination.” The birthplace of the United States government, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Philadelphia is rich in culture and one of the most historic cities in America. Click here to learn more about exciting events, activities and sites to look forward to as you discover Philly during your teaching journey!

Teaching Here

Educators in Philadelphia have the unique opportunity to continue the tremendous work of education reform. Rooted in social justice work that is truly transformative for the students we serve in both public and public charter school settings, in Philadelphia, teachers are change agents for their school community. Teaching in Philly is truly a transformative experience for educators who aim to lead great change from the classroom.

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