Welcome to Catalyst Public Schools!
Let's Make Change. together.
We are thrilled that you are interested in joining us to create a world-class school to serve the scholars of Bremerton and Kitsap County. This guide will provide you with information about our mission, vision, history and approach.
If what you see here sparks your interest we would love to connect! Ways to connect with us are described at the end of this guide.
Step 1: Get to Know Catalyst Public Schools
Read and watch the following resources to learn more about our school model and approach.
What is Catalyst?
Catalyst: Bremerton is a tuition free, non-profit charter public school coming to Bremerton in the fall of 2020, pending authorization by the Washington State Charter School Commission.
There are no admissions requirements or exams and Catalyst is open to ALL students. Families do not need to live in Bremerton to attend the school.
We will open with Kindergarten, 1st, 5th and 6th grades and grow to serve scholars in grades K-8. Watch our video to learn more about the school and read this FAQ to learn more about charter schools in Washington state.
Step 2: At Catalyst we are learners, leaders, and change makers. See if Catalyst: Bremerton is a fit for you.
Teaching at Catalyst: Bremerton
We are a group of passionate, game-changing educators who are ready to prove what is possible when scholars are supported to fulfill their full potential. Educators at Catalyst are positive forces of nature--sweeping up their scholars and their colleagues into the work of delivering world-class instruction to scholars each and every day. Read the two documents below to learn more about the vision for staff culture at Catalyst: Bremerton.
The Catalyst: Bremerton School Model
At Catalyst: Bremerton, we believe that scholars are best engaged in learning when they have opportunities to lead and make change. Thus, our school model is anchored in the following key elements.
Academic Model Overview
Curriculum + Instruction
A Day in the Life of Scholars + Teachers
Equity: the Foundation of Our Work
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. 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
Step 3: See the model in action.
Learn More about our approach
While COVID has put some elements of our model on hold, we believe in the power of teaching scholars in small group settings and focusing on supporting scholars socially and emotionally. Watch this video to learn more about our approach.
Step 4: Interested? Connect with us to learn more.
Connect with us.
We would love to meet you. If you are interested in learning more about Catalyst Public Schools and our upcoming positions please complete the form below and we will be in touch.
We are currently seeking pre-applications for the following positions:
Community Outreach Ambassadors
Lead Teachers (K, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7th grades). These are credentialed teachers with 3+ years of experience and a track record of student achievement results.
Small Group Instructors (K, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7th grades). These are credentialed teachers that are new to the profession and are looking to grow their skills.
Teaching Fellows (K, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7th grades). These are individuals who may or may not be credentialed teachers who are interested in growing into teaching positions over time.
Catalyst Public Schools will not discriminate against any student on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, legal or economic status, primary language or English Learner status, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.