Teach with Love
Energetic...Enthusiastic...Innovative...Focused...Fun... best describe Richmond Public Schools' professional atmosphere. Teachers are an important part of our energetic partnership— school, neighborhood, city administration and business community. They enthusiastically come together and join hands while engaging in innovative professional development opportunities. Partners are willing to focus their resources on supporting economic and professional development. Educators working in Richmond Public Schools receive an exceptional and rewarding professional experience... It's just FUN.
Professional and personal support is an essential ingredient when planning for your future. Richmond Public Schools provides a mentor/protégé program. Our new teachers are paired with seasoned professionals. Each mentor assists you in exploring your professional educator environment. You will be part of a larger network and encouraged to take advantage of advanced degree programs, fellowships and grant opportunities.
Nearly 200 partnerships with area colleges, corporations and civic groups. An elected, nine-member school board with a 2–year term. Educators have received Virginia awards for outstanding earth science teacher, outstanding school social worker, and induction in the Virginia High School Hall of Fame.
Richmond City teachers have won Virginia Council on Economic Education awards for their instructional units. Nationally, teachers and staff have received the Outstanding Art Administrator award and The Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. Professional competition, innovation and excellence travel "hand-in-hand" in Richmond's public schools.
System-wide publications are designed to inform stakeholders — from parents to administrators — of school system news, awards and achievements. Publications include: The Parents Exchange; The Advisor; The Partnership Network; and The School Bell, which have won awards from the National School Public Relations Associations.
Richmond Community Climate
Richmond, Virginia is your destination! "A strong public school system in Virginia's capital helps to make it our #1 medium city in the South. Richmond spends more per pupil...and maintains a lower teacher/pupil ratio than the national average."
If you like to travel, this is the place to be. Drive two hours in any direction and arrive in totally different environments: north to the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C.; west to the spacious Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive; and east to sun and sand in the peninsula region.
Stay in Richmond and enjoy exciting nightlife, rivers and parks, museums and festivals. These activities are accented with historic traditions and rich cultures.
Upon hiring, Richmond Public Schools students become instate students.
Richmond Entertainment Forecast
Richmond's strong and thriving arts and entertainment community will delight you. See the best local, regional and national performances and evening entertainment. You'll enjoy "The museums on the boulevard"...clubs and dining around town...professional baseball at the Diamond...scholastic and college football and basketball...tennis and baseball...concerts and much, much more. If travel is your thing...Richmond is the place to live.
Located in the middle of the east coast...you have easy access to the whole east coast. Go north to our nation's capitol...east to sand, sun and fun of the Hampton Roads area and coastline...west to skyline drive and the blue ridge mountains. Richmond...a great climate for experiencing arts...entertainment and travel. Below is a list of some of the region's exciting and helpful resources!
- Richmond Jazz Society
- Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Charlottesville Convention & Visitors Bureau
- City of Richmond
- Kings Dominion
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Busch Gardens
- Richmond International Airport
- Virginia Historical Society
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
- Historic Richmond Foundation
- Maymont Park
- Library of Virginia
- Petersburg Tourism
- Valentine Museum
- Wintergreen Ski Resort
- Water County USA