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Join Our Team!

We are looking for game-changing educators, school leaders, and operations staff who are ready to join us on our ambitious mission to create tomorrow's leaders and change-makers.  

If you believe that all students, regardless of zip code or background deserve access to an excellent education then click the link below to learn more about working at Catalyst and complete an pre-application form.

A Community of Belonging

At Catalyst Public Schools, team members are known, valued, and challenged. We actively strive to build connections among our staff . 

Personalized Goal Setting

This isn’t just for our scholars - it applies to adults as well! Catalyst Public Schools' staff receive regular 1:1 coaching from an instructional leader and collaborate weekly with grade-level team colleagues.

Unlimited Potential for All Children

Joining Catalyst means joining a diverse team that authentically believes in each and every child and their ability to thrive.


We are hiring!

We encourage any resumes and to hear from potential candidates.  See below for links to job descriptions and directions on how to apply!

Catalyst Public Schools is accepting applications for the current and upcoming school year. We are excited to meet both aspiring educators and those who have made a career out of teaching, leading schools, or ensuring that schools achieve operational excellence.

All staff at Catalyst Public Schools receive a 1:1 coach who works with them to create a tailored plan for professional growth and our school year includes significant time for professional development.  

If you are interested in any of the following roles, please review our talent interest site below and submit your cover letter and resume to


Below, find our roles and descriptions.

Lead Teacher

Small Group Instructor 

Teaching Fellow

Substitute School Bus Driver


School Leadership

We are actively hiring amazing school leaders for the 2024 - 2025 school Year. We are looking for a K - 8 Principal, and an Assistant Principal for Elementary Grades K-4 and Middle School Grades 5-8.


  •  Paid time off package: winter break, spring break, summer break, and Wellness Wednesdays.

  •  Medical, dental, vision, long term disability insurances.

  • Retirement account with employer contributions.

  •  1:1 Coaching

  • Professional development

  • Promotion pathways

What We Are Looking For?

We are looking for people who believe in our mission and values and that all scholars hold unlimited potential for learning.

Lead Teachers have teaching experience and a track record of strong student results. Lead Teachers must hold a teaching certification in either Washington or another state.

Small Group Instructors are encouraged to hold teaching experience, though not required. SGI's must hold a teaching certificate (or be on track to obtain a teacher certification).

Teaching Fellows do not need to have any experience working in schools! If you are excited to explore teaching as a career option, we want to talk to you!

School Leaders have experience as either a teacher leader, assistant principal, or principal. School leaders know how to drive their teams to accomplish goals, are masterful culture builders and have proven themselves as excellent coaches.

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The Application Process

  1. Submit a cover letter and resume for the role you are interested in

  2. If your resume and cover letter meet our criteria, we’ll schedule a phone screen in which we find out more about you!

  3. A successful screen leads to an initial interview, usually conducted on Zoom, with a school leader. 

  4. A promising interview leads to and invitation to  a simulation-based demonstration and interview with pre-work.

  5. Finally, we conduct thorough reference checks 


At Catalyst we are reimagining education. Organizations of all kinds achieve the results for which they were designed--schools are no different. Traditional school models were never designed to serve all scholars well and, as a result, achievement gaps persist.

At Catalyst we recognize that bias exists and plays out in all organizations- including our own. We recognize that privilege is real and we understand that a core part of our work is leading for equity and disrupting bias in all its forms. This work can be uncomfortable at times, and we are looking for colleagues who are willing to lean into this work to better our school culture and serve our scholars and their families.

As a start, please read through these articles regarding equity in education. When we meet, we look forward to discussing these with you.

The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education by Christina Torres

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh


Catalyst Faculty Share Their Experiences!

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