The Future Looks Brighter With You! Now Hiring. Join us at PLA.

  • Welcome to the PLA Network! We power over 25 schools across the country in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Washington D.C. We are hiring talented K-12 teachers, staff and national team members across the country. Our public schools and tuition-free charter schools are catalysts for igniting great learners and leaders. Are you a fearless, talented, and passionate educator? Our future looks brighter with you. Join us this school year.

Welcome to the PLA Network! We are hiring talented K-12 teachers, staff and national team members across the country.

Our Core Values

  • Phalen Leadership Academies was named in honor of George and Veronica Phalen. Our institution carries their core values of: Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement, and Gratitude.

PLA carries their core values of: Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.

Creating Great Public and Charter Schools

  • Our public schools are catalysts for creating learners and leaders. Each of our schools deliver a personalized learning environment by providing an alternative approach to traditional classrooms, rigorous course offerings and the technology needed to meet students' individual needs. You'll work in a classroom that fuses tradition with innovation so you can prepare your students for today—and tomorrow. 

PLA schools are catalysts for creating learners and leaders.

Here are a few more reasons to love PLA:

  • Competitive Compensation & Benefits It is not just about hiring teachers, it's about fueling the future. We value each of our team members and work to offer a competitive salary. Competitive compensation is paired with medical, dental, vision and retirement plans. Our staff also have the potential to earn more through annual merit increases and performance bonuses. We believe in supporting and rewarding the positive outcomes of our schools and our scholars.
  • Strong Professional Development We work to ensure that our teachers and staff grow, thrive, and drive our mission to improve the lives of children through ongoing professional development in-person and online. Our coaching platform supports teachers in honing teaching skills, learning a new skill set, classroom management, and professional growth. Teachers have the option to learn in live group sessions or participate in self-paced learning through the PLA training portal. Additionally, we offer mentorship for new teachers and clear pathways to career progression with our Pathways to Leadership Program and our paid Principal in Residence (PiR) program.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness & Support Phalen Leadership Academies is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Due to your dedication and public service, you may qualify for student loan forgiveness. Our Human Resources Department works with you on understanding your eligibility. We also assist you in completing loan forgiveness applications.
  • Leverage Integrated Technology Integrating technology in the classroom is crucial to success for our teachers and scholars. We provide our teachers with the technology that allows immediate access to student data and adaptive learning programs to create classroom experiences that prepare scholars for the future. All of our scholars are also provided with technology for in-school and at-home learning.
  • Appreciation & Recognition Year-Round We truly value our teachers and staff and work to show gratitude regularly for their role in our schools and scholars’ success. School jobs are the most important jobs. We work to show our gratitude for our staff each and every day.
  • Additional Income Opportunities Many of our teachers earn extra money during the summer because PLA offers summer jobs for teachers and staff. Our teachers earn extra money by working in our schools with our summer programming partners. PLA teachers get first priority placement in school summer programming. Teachers are also able to apply to lead program sites.
  • Dependent Participation in Free Summer Program & Free Job Training Program Do you have a school aged child? We can help them to stay engaged with learning over the summer. Many PLA sites offer summer enrichment programs. PLA staff dependents can participate in summer camps and summer programming at their local PLA school. PLA family members are also eligible to attend PLA University, the organization's free adult job training program.

Connect With Us

Phalen Leadership Academies Locations
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  • Alabama
  • Beaumont, TX
  • Ft. Worth, TX
  • HQ
  • Indianapolis
  • Michigan & NE Indiana
  • NW Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Washington, D.C.
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Are you a fearless, talented, and passionate educator? Our future looks brighter with you.