Employment Opportunities

We accept resumes for our teacher applicant pool year-round.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Malika Mays, Head of School, at teach@tmapchs.org. Please, no phone calls.

Teachers for substitute instruction: Please email Malika Mays, Head of School, at mmays@tmapchs.org for more information.

Teacher pay is set according to the Thurgood Marshall Academy Teacher Annual Pay Scale.

For school year 2023-24 only, Thurgood Marshall Academy is also implementing a Spending Plan for DC Charter Teacher Compensation Project funds.

Interested faculty and staff should be passionate, energetic, and dedicated to working with under-served youth, and they should have a relentless commitment to educating and engaging our students in their academic pursuits. Applicants for our faculty and staff positions must hold at least a B.A./B.S. in a related field; those with prior teaching experience and/or certification are strongly encouraged to apply.


Thurgood Marshall Academy is a college-preparatory, law-themed high school in the Anacostia neighborhood of southeast Washington, DC—the most under-served community in the District of Columbia. We currently serve approximately 400 students in grades 9–12, providing a standards-based, college-preparatory academic program. Our curriculum strives to help students develop their own voice by teaching them the skills lawyers have—the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, and advocate persuasively for themselves and their communities. Our instructional program prepares students to master the District of Columbia and national standards by balancing standardized test preparation with creative and engaging alternative assessments.

Current Faculty Openings

ELA Teacher Job Description

Math Teacher Job Description

Spanish Teacher Job Description

Special Education Teacher Job Description

Current Staff Openings

IMMEDIATE OPENING: Cafeteria Assistant

Faculty and Staff Duties

Faculty and Staff duties include:

  • Following the curriculum and developing standards-based lesson plans from this curriculum.
  • Being able to create a curriculum for courses.
  • Differentiating instruction that allows all learners to access the content- presents the same concepts in various ways so that all students can retain the information.
  • Collaborating with other teachers in the department and the special education teacher(s) to support all students.
  • Communicating with parents and attending open houses in the evening.
  • Maintaining a safe learning environment for all students.
  • Maintaining discipline and supporting TMA’s code of conduct and discipline policies.
  • Participating in professional growth activities and meetings with other math teachers and grade-level instructors.
  • Being reflective and open to feedback to grow as an instructor.

Thurgood Marshall Academy encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds. Thurgood Marshall Academy is an equal opportunity employer, offering its employees competitive salaries and benefits. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Malika Mays, Head of School, at teach@tmapchs.org. Please, no phone calls.

Contractors–Requests For Proposals (RFP) & Invitations For Bids (IFB)

Thurgood Marshall Academy History & Information

Thurgood Marshall Academy grew out of the experience of law students and professors in the DC Street Law clinical program at Georgetown University Law Center, who witnessed how limited opportunities stunted the academic and social development of students in Ward 8. They also saw an opportunity to use legal principles as teaching tools to educate and empower the students they encountered.

Thurgood Marshall Academy received its charter from the PCSB in April 2001 and opened its doors to 86 9th graders in August 2001; it then added a grade each year until it served students in grades 9–12; the school received accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2008. After 16 years of educating students in the city, Thurgood Marshall Academy is one of the top-performing, open-enrollment high schools in the District of Columbia.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Thurgood Marshall Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

Thurgood Marshall Academy also requires its employees to abide by applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws in their dealings with all Thurgood Marshall Academy community members—including visitors, vendors, and suppliers.

For further information (including Grievance & Procedural Safeguard Policies), see the Nondiscrimination Policy.