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Principal of Signal Mountain Middle/High

Posted by | May 18, 2018 |

Hamilton County Schools is seeking a Principal for Signal Mountain Middle/High School!

Signal Mountain is a world International Baccalaureate school and we are seeking an innovative leader for this community of learners.

Major Responsibilities:
– Demonstrate effective leadership by establishing a collaborative environment for school improvement.
– Provide leadership that will ensure continuous improvement in measurable student achievement.
– Support new and best practices in the area of instructional delivery.
– Evaluate curriculum, instruction, assessment and student performance.
– Lead professional learning.
– Design, implement and interpret data systems that support instruction and assessment programs.
– Establish a safe and orderly school environment.
– Facilitate group understanding and communication of diversity in an educational setting.
– Work collaboratively with other district administrators.
– Work with feeder pattern principals to establish successful transitions for student success.
– Develop and implement a school-wide improvement plan.
– Evaluate all certified and classified staff.
– Effectively implement IDEA regulations.

Qualifications/Requirements:
– Must have a Master’s degree or above and hold a TN ILL-B (Beginner Administrative License) or ILL-P (Professional Administrator License).
-Successful administrative experience required.
-Successful classroom teaching experience required.
– Proven ability to organize program, personnel, and activities required for productive learning.
– Proven ability to relate to a wide variety of people and to observe, listen, and motivate students, teachers, and community.
– Proven ability to make decisions and provide leadership to result in a positive learning environment.
– Proven ability to manage financial budgets, resources, and personnel effectively.
– Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
– Proficient in the use of student learning technology programs.
– Previous experience with IB accreditation preferred.

To apply, complete a Professional online application and attach a current resume to your application.

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Director of Early Learning

Posted by | May 18, 2018 |

The Director of Early Learning will lead the design, development, and implementation of a rigorous system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This role will ensure that students are engaged in tasks that reflect the expectations of the Tennessee State Standards and support educators to deliver high quality early learning opportunities. This role will develop and lead professional learning opportunities for early childhood educators across the district. The incumbent will also serve as part of the
leadership team that works collaboratively to support Area Learning Communities toward ensuring rigor and alignment across Hamilton County Schools. The successful candidate will demonstrate content and curriculum expertise with a strong understanding of balanced assessment practices to monitor student progress towards mastery of state standards.

Duty Days: 260

Endorsement Code: 442 – Instructional Leadership – Beginning; 443 – Instructional Leadership – Professional; 444- Instructional Leadership – Exemplary

Knowledge, Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of five years’ previous school administration.

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Biology and Math Vacancies at Crosstown High

Posted by | April 18, 2018 |

Invitation to Apply for Instructional Positions at Crosstown High:
We are now accepting applicants for Biology and Math teachers.

Reports to: Principal

Application Deadline: Until all positions are filled

Start Date: Prior to the official opening, staff will be engaged in planning & development work on some evenings from March-June 2018. July 1 is official start date.

Answering the Call
Feeling trapped in the box of the traditional educational model? Ready to rethink high school? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could teach in a super school that cultivates students’ creativity and makes learning relevant through real-world experiences? A school in which the content standards are the floor and not the ceiling? A school in which relationships are valued more than compliance? Well, here’s your chance!

Crosstown High is now accepting applications for teachers and support staff. We are searching for individuals who are comfortable working in an exciting start-up environment, who are risk-takers and are driven to imagine and explore the limitless possibilities for our students, and who are committed to providing an engaging, yet rigorous, project-based approach to teaching and learning. Successful candidates will be highly collaborative, yet independent thinkers, and will be comfortable “co-working” with their professional peers. Do you want to teach your students on a deeper level and facilitate opportunities for them to develop their passions beyond the core content? You’ll be able to do just that at Crosstown High where every adult is a teacher, a counselor, and an advisor. Our diverse, student-centered school is seeking educators who will facilitate “learning that encourages original thinking for an uncertain world”, and will work to develop our young learners as “generous collaborators for tough problems”. If you’re tired of the box of tradition, apply to teach at Crosstown High, where the box does not exist.

Crosstown High
Crosstown High (CXH) is an innovative new public charter high school opening in August 2018 in Memphis’ city center. CXH is strategically and intentionally located in Crosstown Concourse, a 1.1M square foot vibrant, “vertical urban village” that houses retail, restaurants and residential apartments. CXH students will leverage the assets of this redevelopment effort through hands-on partnerships and academic projects with participating Crosstown Concourse nonprofit and for-profit organizations that span health care, education, and the arts, to name a few.

The idea for CXH was born from an application to the XQ Super School Challenge submitted by a cross section of Memphis volunteers (young people, parents, educators and community members). The Challenge invited teams to reimagine how high schools can better prepare students for college, the workplace and life.

CXH’s approach to education is unique in a number of ways:
● Location: The school’s location in Crosstown Concourse will provide students with the opportunity to build rich and ongoing relationships with each other and the Crosstown Concourse community.
● Curriculum: CXH’s curriculum is project-based, which will provide students with real-world connections to what they are learning in school. Students will also have the autonomy to direct their course of study, allowing them to pursue academic work and projects that inspire them.
● Support: CXH utilizes a personalized approach to accommodate the learning needs and social-emotional development of students.
● Diverse by design: CXH will recruit its students from a diverse cross-section of the city to ensure that a broad range of students can take advantage of all the opportunities this school will offer.

Roles and responsibilities
● Work collaboratively with colleagues and community partners in a co-taught, interdisciplinary instructional setting, to design high quality, purposeful and meaningful learning experiences for students through a project-based or problem-based approach
● Attend and participate in curriculum design and planning sessions (Jan-June 2018)
● Attend and participate in “Ed Cafe” sessions with Crosstown High staff, students, and community partners to develop meaningful real world work opportunities
● Develop meaningful and supportive relationships with students through a positive youth development and social justice lens
● Facilitate an advisory group of 12-15 students
● Participate in Professional Learning Communities, Critical Friends Groups, and Student Support sessions
● Develop and maintain positive relationships and communication with parents and families
● Monitor students’ progress towards performance outcomes and personal learning goals
● Other duties as deemed necessary by the principal to support and strengthen the community
● Bring your “A game” and have fun. It’s what we do at Crosstown High!

Qualifications
The strongest candidates will have the following certifications, skills, and experiences:
● An undeniable enthusiasm for and commitment to authentically engaging youth
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Exceptional organizational and planning skills
● TN Educator Licensure/Endorsements or equivalent Out-of-State Licensure/Endorsements (If hired, out-of-state candidates must obtain necessary TN licensure.)
● Evidence of excellence in teaching in a student-centered and rigorous environment
● Experience in a project-based learning environment is strongly preferred, but not required
● Willingness to learn, explore, experiment, question, create, critique, and enhance as we RETHINK HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION.

Apply
Email your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your certification/licensure to jobs@crosstownhigh.org. Include your content area speciality in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address some or all of the following (no more than two pages, please):

What about the Crosstown High opportunity most speaks to you?
What makes you unique as a teacher that makes you a good fit for CXH?
What is it like to spend the day in your classroom? Describe what we might see.
What are sources of inspiration in your own professional growth?

Thank you for your interest in Crosstown High.

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Licensed High School Teachers – All Subjects

Posted by | April 10, 2018 |

About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) are a network of open enrollment, free of charge, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are modeled after the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) – 200 schools across the US- known for having high expectations and focusing on results. At KIPP, we believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to helping educationally disadvantaged students succeed academically. We do have an extended school day and school year to provide more time on task to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for future success.
For the 2018-2019 School Year, we are looking for Lead Teachers, grades K-12 in all subject areas, including special education.

Math

Science

English

History

Spanish

Special Education

Job Description
Reporting to the School Leader (Principal), KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produces unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers are also responsible for promoting a college-preparatory culture assisting our students on the journey to and through college. Teachers will perform additional duties, as necessary, to ensure that all KIPP students will learn and contribute to the school’s overall community. Whatever it takes. No excuses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 

    • Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, aligned with the school’s curriculum and that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students

 

    • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students

 

    • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved

 

    • Implement, by instruction and action, the region’s philosophy of education, the KMCS curriculum, and instructional goals and objectives

 

    • Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards

 

    • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students

 

    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations

 

    • Assist the administrative team in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct

 

    • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms

 

    • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day

 

    • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues

 

    • Actively engage in all professional development opportunities

 

    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

    • State licensure and certification complete (Required)

 

    • Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)

 

    • Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)

 

    • At least two years of teaching experience (Preferred)

 

    • Bachelor’s Degree (Required)

 

    • Master’s in Education / Teaching / Content area (Preferred)

 

    • Experience/strength in content area/Highly Qualified status (Preferred)

 

    • Experience teaching in an urban school (Preferred)

 

 

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

 Requirements

 

    • State licensure and certification complete (Required)

 

    • Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)

 

    • Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)

 

    • At least two years of teaching experience (Preferred)

 

    • Bachelor’s Degree (Required)

 

    • Master’s in Education / Teaching / Content area (Preferred)

 

    • Experience/strength in content area/Highly Qualified status (Preferred)

 

  • Experience teaching in an urban school (Preferred)
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Director of Product

Posted by | March 16, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a director of product to lead our product and UX team.

Who are you?

You thrive in smaller organizations where you can make a huge impact, and you can draw clear lines from broad organizational goals to products that delight users and drive results. You translate strategy into execution and enjoy doing the work, not just calling the shots. You might be a news nerd or someone who loves reading policy papers, but you’re definitely inspired by our daily journalism and our mission of educational equity. You excel at communication and recognize the importance of conveying the why and how in addition to the what. You’re skilled at presenting data findings, knowing that product strategy is meaningless without the data to support it. You shine at problem-solving in highly collaborative environments and bring clarity to complex situations.

What background and skills do you have? (Not all are required, but we hope you’ll have several of these.)

  • Significant product management experience, ideally at a news organization
  • Background in UX and/or design and an innate sense for what looks good and works well
  • Experience using data to influence product strategy and the ability to present data findings in an authoritative way
  • Strong skills in data analysis and interpretation; experience with analytics platforms (e.g. Google Analytics) and A/B testing methodologies
  • Strong technical background, including knowledge of frontend, backend, and infrastructure technologies, and experience managing developers
  • Understanding of data visualization
  • Proven record of successfully launching and scaling products while working with multiple inputs
  • Outstanding communication: stellar listening skills, the ability to clearly capture other people’s viewpoints, and a knack for driving consensus and decision-making across the organization
  • Past creator of roadmaps/project plans, style guides, user manuals, and other relevant process documentation
  • Familiarity with best-in-class digital products across the journalism landscape and beyond, plus existing relationships with other news and/or product organizations
  • Interest in education and passion for Chalkbeat’s equity mission

What will you do?

  • Develop a product strategy that advances Chalkbeat’s mission, resonates with our audience, and drives toward our key performance indicators: readership, loyalty, and revenue
  • Define and own the product roadmap and feature prioritization to build and improve the user experience and outcomes
  • Establish ideal product development process and oversee product requirements and documentation
  • Communicate evolving priorities across the company, respond to requests from the newsroom and business teams, and design effective tools to document processes and train people to follow them
  • Use data to test assumptions, make recommendations, and drive actions
  • Build use cases and user stories and communicate them effectively
  • Serve as player-coach: You’re a manager, but you’re also a doer. You demonstrate capability to inspire a team while moving quickly to deliver on organizational objectives.
  • Coach, mentor, and manage your direct reports, including a full-stack developer and digital producer, plus oversee relationships with outside web development and design consultants

This position is ideally based in New York City or one of Chalkbeat’s other locations: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, or Memphis. We will also consider remote candidates. This position will report to Chalkbeat’s executive editor.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Story Editor (Part-Time)

Posted by | March 14, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a story editor with digital experience to make our news stories sing.

The story editor will be responsible for editing a mix of articles out of our seven local bureaus: Chicago, Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, Newark, New York, and Tennessee. Stories will vary among news pieces, step-back analyses, and longer enterprise work, and each day will be different. You will work with the managing editor, digital producer, and local reporters to ready stories for publication on our website, and coordinate with the growth editor for social promotion. You will also work with the managing editor to help connect the dots across bureaus and ensure that Chalkbeat is telling a cohesive overarching story.

The story editor will provide crucial perspective, adding regional or national context where needed and ensuring that stories read logically, adhere to Chalkbeat style, and are properly sourced. While each piece that comes across the transom is different, all of our stories taken together should add up to a coherent whole, and the story editor is essential to achieving that goal through a mix of line editing, copy editing, and pulled-back critical thinking.

Who are you?

You respect the power of the (virtual) red pen, craft grabby headlines, and geek out on style guides. Although this position does not manage writers directly, you possess a mentoring spirit that’s able to coax the best story possible from reporters both green and seasoned. You believe that it’s better to teach than to tell. You live by your gut instinct for a good story and whack your way through unnecessary words to sniff out the best angle. Nut graphs? You slay them.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 5+ years’ experience in journalism and/or digital content creation
  • Expertise in story shaping, line editing, and copy editing
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with opinionated reporters and editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required
  • Journalism experience in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, New York, or Memphis is a plus

The ideal candidate is based in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, New York, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Remote candidates will also be considered.

This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Executive Director – Area Learning Community

Posted by | March 12, 2018 |

Purpose of the Job:

The Hamilton County Department of Education is restructuring its school leadership organization to align with K-12 feeder patterns across the district. Beginning in 2018-19, the district will operate via five Area Learning Communities, including the Opportunity Zone. We are currently seeking dynamic instructional leaders to organize and launch the four newly established learning communities. The primary high school feeder patterns served by these learning communities are defined as follows:

1. Central/Ooltewah; 2. Hixson/Sale Creek/Soddy-Daisy; 3. East Hamilton/East Ridge/Tyner; 4. Lookout Valley/Red Bank/Signal Mountain. These Area Learning Communities will allow the district to be more responsive to diverse community needs, build capacity across the feeder patterns, build stronger community ties, and clarify a single point of contact for parents and community stakeholders to engage with the central office. The Executive Director of the Area Learning Community will provide leadership, direction, and support to elementary, middle and high schools within the assigned area. While developing a unique culture of collaboration, the Executive Director will also ensure that the work of the learning community is aligned with the overarching vision of the district, as well as meeting the goals of the strategic plan.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a culture of excellence and high expectations in the Area Learning Community, such that assigned schools are the preferred choice for families to meet their K-12 educational needs.
  • Creates a customer-focused climate to provide quality services and support to schools and the community. Prioritizes family and community engagement across all schools.
  • Functions as “face of district,” while developing strong community partners through intentional outreach and high visibility at school and community events.
  • Understands and communicates about state accountability framework and school grading report card.
  • Proactively communicates with all stakeholders about progress of Area Learning Community, as well as about any issues or concerns that may arise. Escalates to supervisors or external agencies as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements long and short term plans, goals, and objectives for Area Learning Community focused on improving overall student achievement and post-secondary readiness.
  • Understands and utilizes McRel Balanced Leadership Framework to support principals and improve school performance.
  • Directs the planning, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures for assigned Area Learning Community. Ensures equitable distribution of resources to support the vision and mission of community and district.
  • Consults and collaborates with the Superintendent, Board of Education, State Department of Education, administrators, district employees, other officials and stakeholders to ensure efficient school operations.
  • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex problem situations, and provides technical guidance and expertise to address problems in assigned area.
  • Supervises, directs, counsels, disciplines, and evaluates assigned staff. Leverages performance management to drive continuous improvement in instruction, leadership, and school operations.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of operations and programs in assigned Area Learning Community; identifies and recommends improvements or enhancements.
  • Develops and implements budget as assigned; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Follows established procedures for ensuring assigned schools, students and staff are safe.
  • Ensures compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws.

Knowledge/Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in the appropriate field; Specialist or Doctorate degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience in school administration or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.
  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, Board members, parents, and community members.
  • Record of personal and professional achievement, with evidence of improving student performance and leading second order change in prior positions.
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National Reporter

Posted by | March 2, 2018 |

Chalkbeat is looking for a passionate, enterprising reporter to join our national reporting team.

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. Read more about our mission and values.

We’re currently in six locations — Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, Newark, New York, and Tennessee — and we’re about to be in one more, Chicago. Now, we’re looking for an additional reporter to join our two-person national team to help cover the organizations and ideas that span the country and shape what happens locally.

You’ll be responsible for writing a range of stories at a fast clip. A typical week in your reporting life might include profiling a growing charter school network, breaking news about a national teachers union, and synthesizing local stories about challenges facing refugee students.

You’re a good fit for this position if most or all of these apply:

  • You’re excited about holding powerful organizations accountable to the public.
  • You’ve thrived as a journalist in a fast-paced, high-volume news environment.
  • You’ve previously covered education locally or nationally and have more questions than when you got started.
  • You believe high-quality journalism can make a difference to the lives of students, the work of policy makers, and the strength of our democracy.

The ideal candidate would be based in or willing to relocate to New York City, but we’re open to someone working elsewhere, especially from another Chalkbeat bureau.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

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Principal Elementary/Secondary

Posted by | February 20, 2018 |

About Hamilton County

Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is seeking experienced and aspiring principals for school year 2018-2019.

Hamilton County has a bold goal: become the fastest improving school district in the state of Tennessee.  To help us reach that goal, we are looking for dedicated and experienced instructional leaders for elementary, middle, and high school settings.

About this Position:

As a principal in Hamilton County, you will be responsible for building-level leadership at the school level.  Our principal leaders will be continually focusing the work of their school, leading change, and developing purposeful community both within the school and in the larger community.

To assist you in your development as a leader, you will receive professional development and mentoring throughout your time with Hamilton County Schools. 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrate effective leadership by establishing a collaborative environment for school improvement
  • Provide leadership that will ensure continuous improvement in measurable student achievement
  • Support new and best practices in the area of instructional delivery
  • Evaluate curriculum, instruction, assessment and student performance
  • Lead professional learning
  • Design, implement and interpret data systems that support instruction and assessment programs
  • Establish a safe and orderly school environment
  • Facilitate a group understanding and communication of diversity in an educational setting
  • Work collaboratively with other district administrators
  • Work with feeder pattern principals to establish successful transitions for student success
  • Develop and implement a school-wide improvement plan
  • Evaluate all certified and classified staff
  • Effectively implement IDEA regulations

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold a master’s degree or above and hold a TN ILL-B (Beginner’s Administrator’s License) or ILL-P (Professional Administrator License).  Valid TN teaching license required.
  • At least 3+ years of successful administrative experience required as a Principal or Assistant Principal

Why Choose Chattanooga?

Chattanooga, TN, is a booming mid-size city located in Southeast Tennessee.  Known for natural beauty, outdoor opportunities, access to the arts, and a thriving entrepreneurial community, our city is a great place to call home.  Learn more about all that Hamilton County Schools and Chattanooga have to offer by visiting www.teachchattanooga.org

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Chief Operating Officer

Posted by | February 9, 2018 |

 

Chief Operating Officer

 

What is KIPP?

KIPP, Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States.  There are 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 80,000 students on their path to and through college, careers, and life.

 

We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.  Nationally, 94 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and 81 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.

 

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools Overview 

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is a network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public charter schools.  Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurricular activities, so our students love school and maximize their learning.  We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.

 

OPPORTUNITY

While KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools has had fourteen years of remarkable success, the work is not complete. Both the board and dedicated staff have a strong commitment to creating more quality educational options for traditionally underserved communities in Memphis. As a result, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is seeking a visionary Chief Operating Officer who can build on the strong foundation of the organization and lead the organization’s efforts to build a multi-year vision and plan for financial sustainability and success.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chief Operating Officer serves as the operational and financial leader of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools helping to ensure that all KIPP Memphis schools meet performance outcomes for the communities they serve.

 

The specific responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer include:

 

  1. Finance & Accounting
    • Ensure KIPP Memphis achieves annual and multi-year financial sustainability goals and budget results.
    • Oversee Finance staff to manage financial operations of KIPP Memphis schools and the regional office in the areas of accounting, reporting, banking, budgeting, procurement, compliance, and financial planning.
    • Ensure staff and the board has accurate, timely financial information to make resource decisions in the best interest of KIPP Memphis and its students and families.

 

  1. School Operations Staff Management
    • Hire, manage, train, and develop regional operations staff to deliver excellent operations management services and supports to the Director of School Operations.
    • Manage overall quality of operations performance and customer service, analyzing service performance and customer satisfaction data to set and achieve continuous improvement goals.

 

  1. Strategic Financial Planning
  • Develop and manage KIPP Memphis’ multi-year, detailed financial model including position-specific annual staffing plans, detailed analysis of each revenue source and critical expense driver, “pro forma” income statements with line item budgets for each school and overall pro forma financials for aggregate charter and for KIPP Memphis regionally.
  • Develop a plan for ensuring all schools are financially sustainable on public revenue alone by FY 19

 

  1. Accountability, Compliance & Grants
  • Oversee staff managing KIPP Memphis’ federal and state grants to ensure grants are secured, allocated, budgeted, tracked, and in compliance.  Identify new government grant opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance systems, staffing, and tools in place for annual and charter cycles such that KIPP Memphis fully complies with federal, state, and local legal and regulatory requirements, with no misses that damage student and staff welfare, financials, ability to operate and grow, or reputation.

 

  1. Facilities & Real Estate
  • Oversee staff providing facilities and maintenance management to ensure school buildings are clean, well-maintained, safe, secure, and meeting educational needs.
  • Manage KIPP Memphis’ real estate portfolio, ensuring facility solutions and plans are in place to achieve growth while integrating mission, finance, development, and facility perspectives.

 

  1. Technology
    • Oversee staff and strategies for planning, implementation, and support of all technology required for KIPP Memphis to achieve its educational and business goals.
    • Functions include: Integration and maintenance of technology architecture and systems administration including network, servers, workstations, connectivity, backup, software, hardware, and information security.  Efficient, proactive, and responsive user support and customer service for staff and students.  Contribute with instructional leaders to educational technology and data management strategies.

 

  1. Purchasing
    • Oversee staff and systems for purchasing, procurement, and inventory management, including vendor management and securing administrative supplies, instructional materials, furniture, and equipment.

 

  1. Transportation & Food Services
    • Ensure school-based staffing, systems, and vendors are in place for transportation and food programs with timely, reliable, safe, on-budget, and fully compliant delivery of services.

 

  1. Board Management
    • Support board committees including Finance Committee, Development Committee and others as needed. Support general board administration and compliance.

 

  1. Other
    • Lead region-wide management of legal affairs, insurance, and other risk management strategies.
    • Provide operational support for academic administration and data management functions at regional and school levels.
    • Participate in and contribute to KIPP national network and local charter network of operations and leadership staff, accessing and sharing learning and support with peers in other organizations.
    • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

 

Skills & Experience

  • Education Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; MBA or Master’s Degree in related highly field preferred.
  • More than five years of progressively increasing operational management experience and strategic planning for a growing, multi-site organization.
  • Experience leading, planning and managing in an entrepreneurial, client-oriented setting.
  • Excellent management, communication, public relations, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage business systems and processes to support a growing multi-million dollar organization across the majority of operations functions required for the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic growth plan for either a non-profit or for-profit organization, including development of regional management structure.
  • Ability to negotiate and execute contracts, and manage the quality of service providers and vendors.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

 

Traits & Qualities:

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Memphis’ mission and community, and commitment to the belief that outstanding School Leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes with all students.
  • Must have demonstrate a push for equity and inclusion for teammates and stakeholders
  • Relentless determination to do whatever it takes to help our students succeed.
  • Orientation to make decisions in the best interests of students and the sustainability of KIPP Memphis to fulfill its mission.
  • Deep customer service ethic.
  • Promote extremely high expectations for staff and students in an enabling and supportive manner.
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness in dealing in confidential matters.
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive managing concurrent projects under tight deadlines.
  • Team-player capable of working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and accountable, with strong attention to follow through and detail.
  • Proactive and creative problem-solver; ability to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions.
  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor.

The Chief Operating Officer of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools must demonstrate the following beliefs and have the following qualities:

 

Proves the Possible

  • Possesses an unshakable, deeply held personal belief that children growing up in low-income communities can achieve at high levels and can demonstrate exceptional personal character;
  • Makes decisions and enables other to make decisions based on what is best for students.

Drives Results

  • Drives relentlessly to achieve exceptional outcomes on behalf of kids, and does so by demonstrating clear intellect, setting and achieving goals, and managing with grit and humility;
  • Constantly focuses on identifying opportunities to learn and grow, and proactively seeks to supplement strong instincts with new ideas and best practices.

Builds Relationships

  • Operates with an exceptional level of self-awareness, humility and integrity in all interactions;
  • Builds relationships marked by trust, integrity and respect, and does so with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, leaders, students, parents, community members, Board members, donors and fellow KIPP Chief Operating Officers.

 

Manages People

  • Inspires and effectively manages staff to achieve extraordinary results, and offers a clear vision and direction for regional staff members;
  • Establishes a culture of transparency, communication, accountability and excellence throughout the organization.

 

Manages Operations

  • Increases the efficiency and effectiveness of regional operations in order to drive even stronger results in school performance;
  • Creates operational systems, human capital systems and instructional programs that are scalable and sustainable.

 

Primary Contact:

Rhonda Nelson at rnelson@kippmemphis.org

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Tennessee Bureau Chief

Posted by | January 24, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a seasoned journalist with management experience to serve as our Tennessee bureau chief.

The bureau chief will lead our Tennessee bureau’s coverage, with a focus on bottom-up reporting on the debate around how to create educational equity. This is a “player-coach” role, meaning you’ll be balancing both management of staff and your own reporting. You will oversee a strong team of three reporters, and be responsible for guiding our coverage decisions and priorities, working with reporters and senior editors to help shape stories on the front end so they connect to the important story Chalkbeat is telling across the country. (You may pinch-hit on editing when one of our ace story editors is out, too.) You’ll contribute to our reporting efforts by covering Memphis schools, including education storylines that arise out of Shelby County Schools and the state-run Achievement School District. You’ll also serve as Chalkbeat’s public face in Memphis, working with our experienced leadership to build a local community strategy and representing the organization in the community. Finally, you’ll oversee the bureau’s budget and office with support from Chalkbeat’s central network.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power a good story can wield. You find coaching reporters energizing, from helping them connect the dots across several incremental stories to instructing them in the fine art of source-building. You can balance quick news hits with enterprise work, and have experience planning longer-term projects. While you love being on the ground and in the community, you’re also inspired by the idea of collaborating with colleagues across the Chalkbeat network to learn and share best practices and get the support you need to lead your team to greatness. You can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how education works in Tennessee. And you’re not afraid to call officials to task when warranted.

What background and skills do you have?

  • Strong track record in journalism, preferably in digital, with experience on public policy issues
  • Familiarity with Tennessee, ideally locally in Memphis, and experience covering the news here
  • Proven strategies for building an effective team. Experience managing direct reports preferred.
  • Experience managing budgets and other administrative duties preferred
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with curious reporters and skeptical editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required

This is a full-time position with benefits, based in Memphis. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from Dec. 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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2018 – 2019 Middle School Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing prepsters to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all prepsters, especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows prepsters academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach Middle School Subjects at Opportunity Academy

Opportunity Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies and Financial Literacy in a disciplined academic environment. Curriculum in all core subjects is aligned to the TN Core standards. Our instructional vision calls for rich, text-dependent questioning and discussion, explaining the “why” across content areas, and supporting answers with thorough evidence. To create rigorous academic discourse geared toward critical thinking and exploring connections and misconceptions, teachers have more than three weeks of summer professional development. During that time, teachers strengthen content knowledge and practice lesson delivery in a manner that protects high student thinking ratio in the classroom.

The kind of learning activities in which students will engage can be described as cooperative group investigations, partner collaboration, or individual work (depending on the topic and assignment). All of which are designed to help students understand and explain the key concepts presented in all courses, incorporating reasoning skills, analysis, communication skills and real world applications.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Middle School Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the improvement of our Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Social Studies, and Financial Literacy curriculum
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ESL and Prepster Support Teachers to support tremendous academic growth for EL students and students with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as an Advisor for 12-15 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately 1 day per month
    Successful Middle School teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in middle school content area taught and ability to articulate the importance of literacy in a well-rounded middle school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Algebra II and Geometry Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially
literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year. 96.7% of Intrepid’s Algebra I students demonstrated On-Track/Mastered performance during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows scholars academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach Geometry and Honors Algebra II at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Algebra II and Geometry, in a disciplined academic environment. Although there are many types of geometry, geometry at Independence Academy is devoted primarily to plane Euclidean geometry, studied both synthetically (without coordinates) and analytically (with coordinates). Euclidean geometry is characterized most importantly by the Parallel Postulate, that through a point not on a given line there is exactly one parallel line.

In Algebra II, scholars review advanced algebra concepts and learn functions and graphing, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, conic sections, and introduction to trigonometry.

The kind of learning activities in which students will engage can be described as cooperative group investigations, partner collaboration, or individual work (depending on the topic and assignment). All of which are designed to help students understand and explain the key concepts presented in this course, incorporating mathematical reasoning, analysis, communication skills and real world applications.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement is required by your start date.

Geometry and Honors Algebra II Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop deep content knowledge in 7-12 mathematics
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ESL and Scholar Support Teachers weekly to support tremendous academic growth for EL students and students with disabilities.
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately once every two weeks

Successful Geometry and Honors Algebra II teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in Algebra I and Geometry and ability to articulate the importance of mathematics in a well-rounded high school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Chemistry Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing public charter schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate
professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-
2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year. 96.7% of Intrepid’s Algebra I students demonstrated On-Track/Mastered performance during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows scholars academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach Chemistry at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a Physics First sequence in the sciences, which allows students to bring concepts they’ve learned in physics to the chemistry classroom. Topics covered in the course include physical and chemical properties, the periodic table, the atom and atomic theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, the
concept of the mole, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, thermodynamics, acids and bases, kinetics, equilibrium, and a brief introduction to organic chemistry.

In Independence Academy science courses, students rediscover the world around them. They learn to ask questions and are challenged to explain their observations. Students develop their own theories, then test and refine them through experimentation. They also share their results with each other to develop a deeper
understanding of the natural world.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement is required by your start date.

Chemistry Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our Chemistry curriculum through the study of introductory topics.
  • Students conduct many traditional laboratory experiments to reinforce the content presented in the course. Typical experiments include determining the percent composition of a compound; comparing theoretical and percent yield in a chemical reaction; measuring the molar mass of a gaseous compound; exploring factors which affect the rate of a reaction; and conducting acid-base titrations. Lab time constitutes at least 20 hours of the course.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Collaborate ESL Teacher and Scholar Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately once every two weeks

Successful Chemistry Teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in English literature, language arts, and writing and ability to articulate the importance of English in a well-rounded high school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content are
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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English II Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year. 96.7% of Intrepid’s Algebra I students demonstrated On-Track/Mastered performance during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows scholars academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach English II at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of English literature and nonfiction, in a disciplined academic environment. Students will apply critical reading, writing, and thinking skills to five fundamental genres: short stories, novels, nonfiction, poems, and plays. Students learn to identify
characteristics of these genres and identify elements of fiction and literature including setting, theme, plot, symbolism, point of view, foreshadowing and irony. Students develop both their creative and expository writing skills through a variety of writing assignments, both formal and informal, including a major research paper. Students also practice and master editing techniques and apply them to their writing. Students develop public speaking skills through recitations and presentations. Finally, students develop reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills and apply these skills to their assignments.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement is required by your start date.

English II Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our English curriculum through the study of both classic and contemporary texts
  • Facilitate classroom discussion so that students will be able to make connections between their own lives and the lives of others as they examine each author’s literary merit
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Collaborate ESL Teacher and Scholar Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately once every two weeks

Successful English II teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in English literature, language arts, and writing and ability to articulate the importance of English in a well-rounded high school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Entrepreneurship Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing prepsters to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all prepsters, especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows prepsters academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach Entrepreneurship and Societal Wealth Venturing

The key responsibilities of the Entrepreneurship Teacher are to implement the school’s Social Impact & Responsibility curriculum, which is built around the undergraduate concentration of the same name at Wharton School of Business. The
social enterprise program has a foundation in business fundamentals and corporate finance in ninth grade and expands to include close study of entrepreneurship, impact investing and macroeconomics in future grades.

For this course, societal wealth venturing is defined as entrepreneurship used as a market-based catalyst to profitably confront social problems. This definition views societal wealth venturing as a distinct alternative to public sector initiatives. The basic thesis is that many social problems, if looked at through an entrepreneurial lens create opportunity for someone to launch a venture that generates profits by alleviating that social problem. This sets in motion a virtuous cycle – the entrepreneur is incented to generate more profits and in so doing, the more profits made, the more the problem is alleviated.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Entrepreneurship Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our Social Impact & Responsibility curriculum through the study of budgeting, saving, and wealth creation.
  • Develop content expertise and share the importance of social entrepreneurship and business fundamentals.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
  • Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Extra duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately 2 x per month

Successful Entrepreneur teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in personal finance and health and wellness.
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are non-negotiable.

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School ESL Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing prepsters to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all prepsters, especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows prepsters academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach English Language Learners at Intrepid College Prep

Among our student population, as few as one in ten students of color leaves an Antioch-area public elementary school prepared to succeed in a rigorous middle school due to a phenomenon known as the “fourth grade slump”. In fourth grade,
students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Without this essential skill, students experience a precipitous academic decline.

Nationally, individuals and corporations seeking to profit from the school-to-prison pipeline look to third and fourth grade literacy rates to determine how much they can profit from criminalization in low-income and minority neighborhoods.

At Intrepid College Prep, we reverse this trend through ambitious goal-setting and exposure to numerous texts of increasing variety and complexity so that our prepsters become insightful and capable readers.

Duties & Responsibilities

The ELL Specialist provides direct instruction to students in need of a substantially separate English as a Second Language (ESL) course. A member of the Support Team, this individual reports to the Director of Academic Support, and supports the Instructional Leaders in helping content teams reach the range of learners in their classrooms.

Teacher Support

  • Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for students in a pullout, ESL class.

Student Support

  • Teach a substantially separate ESL-class, based on caseload or provide inclusion support for English classes containing ELL students.
  • Work specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day.
  • Plan and teach the afterschool literacy program 4 days a week (Monday – Thursday) from 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Programmatic support

  • Manage the ELL program including, but not limited to: completing of necessary paperwork, training of teachers, management of parent and student communications, executing of student testing/screening, and upholding of general Department of Education compliance requests.

General Responsibilities

  • Align student support services with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
  • Participate in generating and upholding Blue Chip staff norms.
  • Serve as an advisor to 15-30 students throughout the year.
  • Serve as a productive member of the Intrepid community.
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus monitoring.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required, 3.0 GPA; Master’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Intrepid College Prep, including Intrepid’s PRIDE and TEAM values and educational model;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

The position begins July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Associate Director of Talent

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Intrepid College Prep operates two campuses – Opportunity Academy Middle School (5-8) and Independence Academy (serving grade 9 in 2017-2018). The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee
Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Lead Talent Acquisition and Support Talent Strategy

At Intrepid College Prep Schools we believe that Blue Chip teachers and leaders are the key variable to closing the achievement gap. Having the right people on our team working with students and families is the most important factor in our ability to deliver on our mission every day. Intrepid College Prep is looking for an Associate Director of Talent to lead the organization’s staff recruitment efforts and support the development and execution of our organization’s talent strategy.

The Associate Director will serve as a member of the Intrepid College Prep Network Office leadership team.

The Associate Director of Talent is a key team player and leads all aspects of staff recruitment. The Associate Director of Talent ensures that our talent strategy, staff recruitment and onboarding systems align to our mission and vision to guarantee
a secure pathway for Southeast Nashville students to selective colleges and college degree attainment for every student.

Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment and Talent Strategy

  • Develop, communicate and implement Intrepid College Prep Schools’ talent strategy, including recruitment, onboarding, development, and retention
  • Exceed ambitious targets for quantity and quality of candidates with an emphasis on increasing Intrepid College Prep’s diverse talent pool
    o Attend career fairs and other external events to build knowledge and interest in careers at Intrepid College Prep
    o Plan internal events (panels, happy hours, information sessions) related to talent sourcing and recruitment
    o Utilize referral strategies to connect top prospects with opportunities across our network
  • Ensure that every aspect of hiring processes, including on-campus interviews and onboarding, leads to a consistently high-quality candidate and new hire experience that reflects our organization’s core values and the skills and competencies needed to be successful in each role
  • Manage all aspects of candidate sourcing and initial screening process, including public job postings, resume video, phone and video interviews, reference checks
    o Post Intrepid College Prep job descriptions in high-visibility and high-impact places including social media outlets, free and paid job boards, university and non-profit job boards
    o Design, coordinate and facilitate interviews for positions across our campuses and network office

Development and Retention

  • Coach and counsel leadership around talent acquisition and retention strategies in order to increase their proficiency and engagement in sourcing, attracting an selecting top talent
  • Support development and execution of competency based models for teacher and leader performance management
  • Use data to evaluate and improve Intrepid College Prep’s approach to sourcing, evaluating and onboarding new hires and retaining top talent

Partnerships

  • Lead, energize, and drive national recruitment strategies, involving hiring partners, college and universities, nonprofit organizations, and local and national teacher preparation programs
  • Create, in partnership with Associate Director of External Affairs a comprehensive marketing strategy to attract top talent to the organization
  • Collaborate with key human capital professionals and establish relationships with senior leaders to fully understand

Skills and Characteristics

  • 3-4 years of demonstrated success in recruitment and talent strategy highly preferred
  • Passionate belief in Intrepid College Prep’s mission, vision, and educational model is required
  • Prior experience managing growth and change where human capital plays a lead and strategic role
  • Previous experience teaching or leading in low-income schools or strong, demonstrated interest in K-12 public education highly preferred
  • High attention to the smallest details and proven ability to juggle competing responsibilities successfully while meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Servant leadership mindset and customer service orientation to talent recruitment.
  • Extreme attention to first impressions, personal and professional consistency
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high-performing, but sometimes unpredictable environment
  • Superior initiative – takes direction well, but does not wait for it
  • Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (major in human resources, organizational leadership preferred

This position is available today.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Financial Literacy Fellow

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates 375 students in grades 5-8 in Opportunity Academy (our 5-8 middle school). In 2017-2018, Intrepid College Prep launches Independence Academy (a 9-12 high school). A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all prepsters, especially English Language Learners. In 2015, Intrepid College Prep was named a Tennessee Reward School, placing it in the top 5% of schools in Tennessee for academic growth in all subjects.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach Financial Literacy at Opportunity Academy

The Financial Literacy Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals with limited or no teaching experience to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher while implementing an innovative case study curriculum to teach financial literacy in Grades 5-8. Financial Literacy Fellows have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction and education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders at a leading charter school in Nashville. Fellows observe and learn from Master Teachers while supporting students in the attainment of a strong financial literacy foundation that will equip them to excel in our Wharton School of Business Social Entreneurship curriculum in high school.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area (Business Education, 6-12) with track record of data driven achievement is a plus.

Financial Literacy Fellow Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our Social Impact & Responsibility curriculum through the study of budgeting, saving, wealth creation and business startup.
  • Develop content expertise and share the importance of social entrepreneurship and business fundamentals.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous,
    standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
  • Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as an Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Financial Literacy Fellow candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in personal finance and health and wellness.
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

This position is available now.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Dean of College Completion

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve. In the 2017-2018 school year, Intrepid College Prep operates two campuses – Opportunity Academy, educating 420 students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, educating 100 students in grade 9. We were recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Dean of College Completion

The Dean of College Completion establishes the vision for the pathway and supports in place for every Intrepid College Prep student to excel in the selective four-year college of their choice. The Dean of College Completion will ensure 100% college acceptance and matriculation among graduates. The Dean of College Completion creates and implements the Pre-Collegiate Training program for students in grades 7-12. The leader in this role creates a comprehensive and measurable approach to success in the following areas: college-going culture, college readiness, college affordability, and college completion. The Dean of College Completion creates the framework to provide four years of college counseling to every high school student and supports campus leaders to ensure our academic model aligns to the rigor of college entrance exams and the college admissions process. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Dean of
College Completion works with principals and school-based staff on enrichment and summer opportunities, college entrance exam management, college advising and financial aid application processes, matriculation and transition to college. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader in college admissions, college advising and early college awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities

College-Going Culture

  • Accountable for all college initiatives and the success of those initiatives
  • Attend and participate in leadership meetings to ensure college and alumni perspective on school-wide decisions.
  • Coordinate with advisories and grade level teams to ensure collaboration and support of college initiatives in the school
  • Ensure operations and academic teams are informed, aligned and supporting the data needs of the college team, i.e. transcripts, Naviance, data imports from student information systems
  • Plan and execute targeted, strategic college visits aligned to 9-12th grade scope and sequence
  • Plan and execute Senior Signing Day

Summer Opportunities

  • Build and maintain systems for managing summer programs including the development of community partnerships
  • Ensure strategic integration of summer programs benchmarks calendar with the entire school and the College Readiness Seminar curriculum

College and Post-Secondary Success

  • Oversee and manage comprehensive 7-12 Pre-Collegiate Training curriculum
  • Instructional coaching and management of all College Readiness Seminar teachers
  • Track progress of all college initiatives using Naviance (success planning, career planning and college planning)
  • Designate owners for each metric in the College and Alumni Report Card
  • Prepare monthly report to send to the Network Office on monthly metrics and progress to goals
  • Manage and maintain a relationship with the College Board and ACT, including but not limited to test dates, score reporting, ACT and Advanced Placement tests
  • Oversee and evaluate ACT prep programs both in-house and external partnerships
  • Evaluate test data to inform both college and school practices

College Affordability

  • Collaborate with partners such as CollegeBacker to support all students and families in the attainment of annual college savings goals in 529 plans or similar tax-advantaged instruments
  • Advise students on scholarship opportunities and support applicants throughout the search and application process.
  • Counsel students to make financially wise decisions about financial aid, tuition and financing college costs in a manner that reduces reliance on student loans as much as possible.

College Completion

  • Maintaining and building college relationships (admissions, financial aid, etc.)
    Provide one-on-one college counseling to a caseload of students in grades 9-12
  • Assist students in creating college lists, writing and revising the personal statement, advising on financial aid and making final matriculation decisions
  • Maintain systems for managing the alumni counseling office including the master calendar, success toward articulated goals and metrics, and the development of alumni rituals and traditions

Skills and Characteristics

  • Excellent organization skills and detail-orientation
  • Ability to be successful in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced-achievement-oriented environment
  • Commitment to reaching ambitious team goals and ability to influence and motivate others to reach ambitious goals
  • Ability to see multiple projects with many moving parts through from beginning to end
  • Outstandingly persuasive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Commitment to education opportunity and college success for Nashville students and families
  • Belief in the Intrepid College Prep mission and educational model
  • Maturity, humility, strong work-ethic, sense of humor and “whatever it takes” approach to the work
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA; Master’s degree preferred (Higher Education, Ethnic Studies, Student Affairs)

Work Experience

College Advising/Admissions Experience
Qualified candidates should have one or more of the following:

  • At least three years of demonstrated success in advising low-income, first generation, and undocumented/DACA college applicants and their families in all phases of the college and financial aid application processes, including student admissions to selective colleges and favorable financial aid packages.
  • At least three years of demonstrated success in college admissions or on-campus college support services focused on meeting the needs of low-income, first-generation college applicants and college students. Evidence of success may include college matriculation and college completion rates among low-income and first-generation students.
  • Demonstrated experience and success working in a multicultural environment with a clear understanding of the issues of diversity and inclusion in both student and workplace settings
  • Wide knowledge of Southeast and national colleges, including degree programs, diversity programs, admissions criteria, defining “fit” for first-generation college students, as well as familiarity with admissions personnel.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package, commensurate with experience. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; non-certificated employees are eligible to participate in Metro Government of Nashville retirement system.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Middle School ESL Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public schools committed to preparing prepsters to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all prepsters, especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows prepsters academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach English Language Learners at Intrepid College Prep

Among our student population, as few as one in ten students of color leaves an Antioch-area public elementary school prepared to succeed in a rigorous middle school due to a phenomenon known as the “fourth grade slump”. In fourth grade,
students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Without this essential skill, students experience a precipitous academic decline.

Nationally, individuals and corporations seeking to profit from the school-to-prison pipeline look to third and fourth grade literacy rates to determine how much they can profit from criminalization in low-income and minority neighborhoods.

At Intrepid College Prep, we reverse this trend through ambitious goal-setting and exposure to numerous texts of increasing variety and complexity so that our prepsters become insightful and capable readers.

Duties & Responsibilities

The ELL Specialist provides direct instruction to students in need of a substantially separate English as a Second Language (ESL) course. A member of the Support Team, this individual reports to the Director of Academic Support, and supports the Instructional Leaders in helping content teams reach the range of learners in their classrooms.

Teacher Support

  • Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for students in a pullout, ESL class.

Student Support

  • Teach a substantially separate ESL-class, based on caseload or provide inclusion support for English classes containing ELL students.
  • Work specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day.
    Plan and teach the afterschool literacy program 4 days a week (Monday – Thursday) from 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Programmatic support

  • Manage the ELL program including, but not limited to: completing of necessary paperwork, training of teachers, management of parent and student communications, executing of student testing/screening, and upholding of general Department of Education compliance requests.

General Responsibilities

  • Align student support services with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
  • Participate in generating and upholding Blue Chip staff norms.
  • Serve as an advisor to 15-30 students throughout the year.
  • Serve as a productive member of the Intrepid community.Other duties as assigned, including bus monitoring.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required, 3.0 GPA; Master’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Intrepid College Prep, including Intrepid’s PRIDE and TEAM values and educational model;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

The position begins July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Latin II Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing public charter schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders. Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 500 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-10 in 2018-2019.

A pioneer in financial literacy education, Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars especially English Language Learners. In 2017, our scholars were #1 in ELL Achievement in Math, #1 in Hispanic Achievement in Math, and #1 in African-American Achievement in Math. Intrepid was also #1 in composite growth among all middle and high schools in Nashville and in the top 1% in the state for growth during the 2016-2017 school year. 96.7% of Intrepid’s Algebra I students demonstrated On-Track/Mastered performance during the 2016-2017 school year.

Our work grows scholars academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach Latin II at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Latin, in a disciplined academic environment. It provides the groundwork for an understanding of the foundation of our society, while developing the leadership capacity of our students so that they may serve as leaders in their communities.

Level II Latin includes a more advanced study of the knowledge and skills previously gained using stories of Roman life, history, and mythology. Coursework involves a study of advanced grammar, additional vocabulary, and translation of works of authentic Roman authors. Aspects of Roman culture, including important persons, places, and events, continue to be taught during the second year of Latin study. Successful completion of Level I Latin is a prerequisite for the study of Level II Latin.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Latin I Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our High School Classics Department
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles)
  • Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers
  • Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus duty approximately once every two weeks

Successful Latin I teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in Latin and ability to articulate the importance of Latin and/or study of ancient cultures in a well-rounded high school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are non-negotiable

The position will begin in July 2018.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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2018 Math Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join our team at flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy, which educates 420 students in grades 5-8 in the Antioch community. Opportunity Academy offers an extended school day and extended school year coupled with a highly structured and high support model for student achievement. We continue to draw upon the early successes of Opportunity Academy, recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress. Our school model consists of urgency, rigor, and joy for college preparation, financial literacy, and ethical leadership.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach Middle School Subjects at Opportunity Academy

Opportunity Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Literacy, Math, Science, in a disciplined academic environment. Curriculum in all core subjects is aligned to the TN Core standards. Our instructional vision calls for rich, text-dependent questioning and discussion, explaining the “why” across content areas, and supporting answers with thorough evidence. In order to create rigorous academic discourse geared toward critical thinking and exploring connections and misconceptions, teachers have more than three weeks of summer professional development to strengthen content knowledge and practice lesson delivery in a manner that protects a low ratio of teacher talk to student talk in the classroom.

The kind of learning activities in which students will engage can be described as cooperative group investigations, partner collaboration, or individual work (depending on the topic and assignment). All of which are designed to help students understand and explain the key concepts presented in all courses, incorporating reasoning skills, analysis, communication skills and real world applications.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Middle School Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our Literacy and Numeracy curriculum
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
  • Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
  • Serve as an Advisor for 12-15 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Middle School teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in middle school content area taught and ability to articulate the importance of literacy in a well-rounded middle school education
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

This position is available now.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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2018 ESL Teacher

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Among our student population, as few as one in ten students of color leaves an Antioch-area public elementary school prepared to succeed in a rigorous middle school due to a phenomenon known as the “fourth grade slump”. In fourth grade, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Without this essential skill, students experience a precipitous academic decline.

Nationally, individuals and corporations seeking to profit from the school-to-prison pipeline look to third and fourth grade literacy rates to determine how much they can profit from criminalization in low-income and minority neighborhoods.

At Intrepid College Prep we reverse this trend through ambitious goal-setting and exposure to numerous texts of increasing variety and complexity so that our prepsters become insightful and capable readers.

Duties & Responsibilities

The ELL Specialist provides direct instruction to students in need of a substantially separate English as a Second Language (ESL) course. A member of the Support Team, this individual reports to the Director of Academic Support, and supports the Instructional Leaders in helping content teams reach the range of learners in their classrooms.

Teacher Support

  • Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for students in a pullout, ESL class.

Student Support

  • Teach a substantially separate ESL-class, based on caseload or provide inclusion support for English classes containing ELL students.
  • Work specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day.
  • Plan and teach the afterschool literacy program 4 days a week (Monday – Thursday) from 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Program Support

  • Manage the ELL program including, but not limited to: completing of necessary paperwork, training of teachers, management of parent and student communications, executing of student testing/screening, and upholding of general Department of Education compliance requests.

General Responsibilities

  • Align student support services with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
  • Participate in generating and upholding Blue Chip staff norms.
  • Serve as an advisor to 15-30 students throughout the year.
  • Serve as a productive member of the Intrepid community.
  • Other duties as assigned, including bus monitoring.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required, 3.0 GPA; Master’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Intrepid College Prep, including Intrepid’s PRIDE and TEAM values and educational model;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Office Assistant

Posted by | January 12, 2018 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Intrepid College Prep operates two campuses – Opportunity Academy Middle School (5-8) and Independence Academy (serving grade 9 in 2017-2018). The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee
Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Support Operations at Intrepid College Prep Schools

Intrepid College Prep holds a very high bar for operational systems that support student learning and culture. We believe that thoughtfully-created systems enable our school to run smoothly and efficiently, and that all student and staff-facing systems must embody our culture of urgency, rigor, and joy. Intrepid College Prep is seeking a strong Operations Associate to work on each of our campuses to ensure the high performance of school operations at Intrepid College Prep and sustain high-performing operational systems for all staff and students.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Support maintenance and readiness of instructional and common spaces in accordance with Intrepid Prep Schools facility layouts and school procedures
  • Support school culture by managing signage and appearance of new facility to ensure it best reflects school values
  • Support development and execution of school-wide goals and priorities
  • Support staff operations culture
    ◦ Build and sustain an urgent, responsive, and solutions-oriented operations culture
    ◦ Anticipate teacher needs for systems’ support and supplies
    ◦ Utilize accountability frameworks and project management tools to ensure all projects are completed with the highest-quality in adherence to deadlines
  • Support all activities relating to school operations
    ◦ Manage all calendars, student schedules, staff schedules, space and resource requirements
    ◦ Support the school’s IT infrastructure (laptops, printers, software, etc.)
    ◦ Conduct data entry for student enrollment, financial management, and academic achievement.
    ◦ Ensure integrity, timeliness and accurate reporting of data.
    ◦ Perform data analysis to support school initiatives
    ◦ Manage all aspects of the school facility; ensure the appearance of the facility reflects the high expectations we hold for students
    ◦ Support vendor relationships
    ◦ Work with our Network Director of Finance & Operations to maintain quality financial controls, create financial records and conduct all AP processes.
    ◦ Support school leaders with budget development
  • Support Transportation
    ◦ Coordinate transportations systems for bus and car transportation
  • Support School Nutrition Program
    ◦ Ensure adherence to all federal and state compliance for our meal program, including the on-site storage and preparation of meals and the process for securing monthly reimbursement for the School Nutrition Program
  • Support Development and Grant Programs
    ◦ Maintain a donor database
    ◦ Create periodic communications to donors
    ◦ Work with financial management vendor to ensure compliance with grant programs and provide timely updates to grantors
  • Contribute as a productive member of the Intrepid College Prep community

Successful Office Assistant candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom for a minimum of two years
  • High attention to the smallest details and proven ability to juggle competing responsibilities successfully while meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Superior initiative – takes direction well, but does not wait for it
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, but sometimes unpredictable environment
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a high school diploma or associate degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (major in finance, accounting, preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Executive Principal: Brainerd High School

Posted by | December 23, 2017 |

Executive Principal – Brainerd High School, an Opportunity Zone School in Hamilton County

Creating Opportunities – Changing Lives

“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

The Hamilton County Department of Education is looking for dynamic and dedicated educators, advocates, and school leaders who are committed to ensuring that all students have access to an excellent education experience and the many opportunities that come with that experience. The need for such leaders is particularly great in the Opportunity Zone Schools, the 12 schools high-priority schools where we seek to transform the school and educational experience so that every student is well prepared to excel and succeed academically and socially.  This work requires leaders that are dedicated to the students, passionate utilizing innovation and best practices to improve a school, and that are seeking to promote community engagement through the community schools models.

If you believe in the potential of every child and that you can be a force for change, we invite you to consider joining this empowering work. This invitation is for those who believe that all students should have incredible educational experiences and for those who will work to ensure that happens everyday in every classroom.  

HCDE  is a diverse school system, providing roughly 45,000 students with a world class education. The system is nationally renowned for urban school success as well as middle school and high school reform. The district offers a variety of educational programs for all students including magnet schools, career academies, and gender-based classes as well as a focus on individual student success and the goal of preparing all students to compete in a Global Economy.

Major responsibilities:

  • Lead transformational work
  • Motivate, supervise, train, and evaluate administrative team.
  • Provide instructional leadership and coordinate a Standards-based system of teaching and learning that is inquiry-based, problem-based, and competency driven.
  • Ensure successful implementation of IDEA regulations, Title 1 regulations, and ESSA regulations.
  • Facilitate group understanding and communication of diversity in an educational setting.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a school-wide improvement plan.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and interpretation of data systems that support instruction and assessment.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in education administration required (higher degree preferred).
  • Minimum of three  years of experience as an administrator required.
  • Proven ability to organize program, personnel, and activities required for productive learning.
  • Proven ability to relate to a wide variety of people and to observe, listen, and motivate students, teachers, and community.
  • Proven ability to make decisions and provide leadership to result in a positive learning environment.
  • Proven ability to manage financial budgets, resources, and personnel effectively.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other school administrators and staff.
  • Proven ability to implement data measures and utilize data to inform instructional practices and school-wide improvement
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of career academies.

Preferred:

  • Experience in urban schools and with diverse student populations
  • Extensive leadership and management training
  • Experience in implementing a community schools model to increase parent involvement

Incentives:

In addition to an attractive signing bonus and competitive compensation and benefit package, the principal is eligible for additional compensation through the teacher incentive fund grant. The principal may earn additional compensation for achieving gain scores in the top 25% or higher in the state of Tennessee. To achieve positive results, the principal must be data-driven, results-oriented, and maintain a strong effect on student achievement data.

The Hamilton County Department of Education has a generous benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retiree benefits, and more.

For additional information, please visit www.hcde.org/careers or contact Penny Murray at 423-498-7049.

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Principal Elementary/Secondary

Posted by | November 27, 2017 |

About Hamilton County Department of Education

Located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, HCDE is seeking experienced school administrators for principal positions.  HCDE is on its way to becoming the fastest improving school district in the state of Tennessee, with a goal of providing rigorous and engaging educational opportunities for all of our students.

Principals will:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership by establishing a collaborative environment for school improvement
  • Provide leadership that will ensure continuous improvement in measurable student achievement
  • Support new and best practices in the area of instructional delivery
  • Evaluative curriculum, instruction, assessment and student performance
  • Lead professional learning
  • Design, implement, and interpret data systems that support instruction and assessment programs
  • Establish a safe and orderly school environment
  • Facilitate group understanding and communication of diversity in an educational setting
  • Work collaboratively with other district administrators
  • Work with feeder pattern principals to establish successful transitions for student succcess
  • Develop and implement a school-wide improvement plan
  • Evaluate all certified and classified staff
  • Effectively implement IDEA regulations

Compensation/Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and years of experience
  • Competitive benefits including medical, TCRS pension and 401k/403b plan
  • McRel School Leadership Training

View the entire job description and interview process at http://bit.ly/2ixoyAx

Learn more about careers in Hamilton County at www.teachchattanooga.org

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Chief Operating Officer

Posted by | November 22, 2017 |

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the executive administrator for the Offices of Accounting, Finance, Procurement, Technology, and District Capital Planning. The COO is responsible for overseeing the finances associated with the day to day and long-term business operations of the Hamilton County Department of Education. These activities include the responsibility for budgeting and accounting of funds in excess of 400 million dollars received and disbursed by the County.

The COO is also responsible for activities associated with non-agency business office related functions.  These activities center on providing technical assistance to the District in the areas of school finance, school business operations, benefits, technology and and other District programs including child nutrition and school health programs. Further, reports to the School Board on the financial condition of the school system.

Lastly, the mission of the COO is to ensure that the business and business related operations of the Hamilton County Department of Education operate in an efficient and effective manner, so that the primary focus of the agency is to increase student achievement and make Hamilton County the fastest improving school district in the state of Tennessee.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads development of budget and ensures alignment of spending to district strategic plan.
  • Identifies, develops, and manages teams to implement operational process improvements to ensure high organizational efficiency and effectiveness of the District’s central office functions to best serve schools and students.
  • Leads the district in transitioning to a variable-cost organization and reducing fixed costs and liabilities.
  • Works in partnership with the finance team to implement tight financial controls to reduce wasteful spending and align district resources to the organizational priorities.
  • Manages the implementation of the staff/departmental evaluation systems to ensure fidelity and increased efficacy.
  • Provides hands-on management to direct reports, including providing regular feedback, coaching and direct support to ensure all team members are operating at a high level.
  • Ensures that all operational staff provide responsive, courteous and helpful customer service to the schools, staff and other stakeholders they serve.
  • Works collaboratively with administration, principals, secretaries, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Attends work and arrives to work on time.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.

Other Job Information:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in public or business administration, education or other similar fields required; Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in business administration, education or other similar fields preferred.
  • At least 4-6 years of experience leading and managing the operations of an urban public school organization or similar organization required.
  • At least 5 years of senior level experience working directly with superintendents, executive cabinet leaders, school board members, non-profits, or community representatives preferred.
  • Evidence of successful experience leading major change management efforts, preferably in urban public schools preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, parents, and community members.
  • Use computers and other technology to enter and access information related to essential job functions.
  • May operate a motor vehicle to conduct various work activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assistant Superintendent-Level PositionTo apply, complete the PROFESSIONAL application.
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Chief Talent Officer

Posted by | November 22, 2017 |

The purpose of the Chief Talent Officer (CTO) is to develop and direct the Hamilton County Department of Education’ss talent in order to maximize the direct impact on overall student achievement.

The CTO will be responsible for the management and development of processes and programs that drive the attraction, retention, management, and development of highly effective talent. The position will also provide leadership for the development and execution of Human Capital and HR strategies in support of the overall strategic plan of the District, specifically in the areas of recruitment and selection, on-boarding, coaching and evaluation, workforce planning, professional development, talent and leadership development, succession planning, organizational development, employee engagement and relations, general compliance, and compensation strategies.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in Business, Human Resources Management, School Administration and Supervision, Educational Leadership, Organizational Development or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible management level experience that includes substantial experience in Human Resources and Talent Management, or any equivalent combination of education, training,
    and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Senior/Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, PHR) Certification preferred. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.
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Licensed Teacher **Offering $2,000 Sign-on & $2,000 relocation Allowance**

Posted by | November 14, 2017 |

**Now Offering $2,000 sign on payment** and **$2,000 relocation allowance (if applicable)**

Program Overview

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee, Georgia, and Oregon, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). The majority of these youth attend the fully accredited schools which are located on our residential treatment campuses.

Position Overview

  • Plan for individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and other skills.
  • Participate in training and in-service activities.
  • Administer and interprets testing to determine academic needs.
  • Develop and uses a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Produce lesson plans that reflect the individual educational needs of students.
  • Prepare reports in compliance with school guidelines.
  • Maintain progress notes, attendance records, and grade scores in a timely manner.
  • Other essential duties as needed.
  • Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in specialized subjects
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm.

Additional Information

Small Class Sizes to allow more one on one attention to individual students and their educational needs. The standard Youth Villages class size ranges from 8-15 children.
Tuition & Licensure reimbursement, and training for your career growth and advancement
Our schools operate year-round

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Chief of Staff

Posted by | October 20, 2017 |

To view job description: http://www.hcde.org/ChiefOfStaff

To apply, please complete the PROFESSIONAL application. 

All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent
Hamilton County Department of Education
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN  37421
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Special Education Teacher

Posted by | September 27, 2017 |

Gateway University

Founding Special Education Teacher

Immediate Opening

Memphis, Tennessee

SUMMARY:

“World Class Schools for a World Class Memphis”

Gateway University will be the city of Memphis’ first Career Focused Early College High School. Gateway will allow Memphis high school students to engage in a rigorous academic model that equips them to be both college and career ready upon graduation. At Gateway , the building blocks to success aren’t limited to the classroom—our strategic partnerships with cutting-edge industry leaders and local colleges gives students the unique hands-on training they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Core Values are Scholarship, Leadership, and Excellence, and combined with a rigorous and diverse personalized learning model, create a first-class educational environment that promotes success in career and life beyond.

OPPORTUNITY:

Gateway University is seeking a mission-driven, founding Special Education Teacher for a new start charter school in Downtown Memphis.

Our ideal Special Education Teacher believes that all students, regardless of zip code, can and will achieve at high levels! They agree that failure is not an option; and they posses Educational Grit – a relentless drive to ensure that every student is successful both academically and emotionally.

They possess a Growth Mindset – and are excited about taking on new challenges. They constantly seek to understand how they can improve their craft because they know that the better they get, the deeper the impact they will have on student achievement.

The Special Education teacher is responsible for ensuring that all special education students make significant academic gains through classroom (inclusion) support and additional out-of-class support. Out of the classroom and with the support of school administrators, the Founding Special Education teacher will manage administrative/ regulatory aspects of the special education Program.

Reports to: Director of Curriculum & Instruction and School Principal

Essential Duties & Responsibilities of Founding Special Education Teacher

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Teach daily instructional support lessons to students on caseload, utilizing time outside of core-academic classes
  • Serve as an inclusion teacher as needed to effectively support the learning abilities of students with high needs
  • Work closely with general education teachers to differentiate curriculum, help create effective accommodations, and modify curriculum when appropriate
  • Ensure that all work with students with special needs is aligned with the school’s academic goals for student achievement
  • Develop, co-develop, and teach clear and engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Gateway curriculum
  • Hold students accountable for high behavioral expectations and implement Gateway’s behavior management system with consistency
  • Actively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute
  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom
  • Provide additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Serve as the advisor to a group of students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties, responsibilities, and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacks

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Write all IEPs of new special education students & revise/update existing IEP’s
  • Coordinate outsourced special education testing and manage special education consultants (i.e. Speech and Language Therapist; Occupational Therapist, etc.)
  • Effectively progress monitor students and gather evidence to deliver specialized instruction and supports that are aligned to students’ individualized goals
  • Ensure that implementation of special education services is compliant with federal and state special education regulations
  • Manage all paperwork (e.g. IEPs, 504s, Child Study Records of Accommodations, Teacher Input Questionnaires, IEP Progress Reports, subject-area checklists for MCAS, etc.) associated with special education cases, ensuring deadlines are met and information is accurately recorded
  • Maintain regular communication with students’ parents/guardians and families
  • Collaborate with other special education teachers, special service providers, general educators, school leaders, and curricular specialists to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
  • Create all documents to ensure DOE compliance.

Our ideal Founding Special Education Teacher candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and certification preferred
  • Multiple Certifications (SPED, ELL, Additional subjects) will be given higher preference
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience, is strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to provide high quality teaching and support
  • Track record in obtaining dramatic and measurable results in academic, social, and emotional skills development
  • Experience in curriculum planning using Understanding By Design
  • Deep content knowledge and the ability to effectively teach that content knowledge to a range of secondary grades and explain the content to students with a variety of ability levels
  • Deep understanding of Common Core standards and high-quality, exciting teaching practices that ensure students exceed those standards
  • Experience with and a deep understanding of both formative and summative assessment and creating corresponding action plans
  • Experience planning and executing advisory and college readiness programs for high school students
  • Experience working with teacher teams
  • Flexibility and “roll-up my sleeves” attitude and a willingness to take on additional roles as it relates to the needs of a start up organization

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity career growth, and to impact a growing, mission driven organization that is committed to the success of Memphis students.

 

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Director of Student Supports

Posted by | September 22, 2017 |

About RePublic

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Director of Student Supports (DSS) to lock arms with the team at RePublic High School for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Reporting to the Principal, the school-based Director of Student Supports will develop, implement, and manage a robust and effective vision and strategy for serving students with special needs at RePublic High School. RePublic’s student population mirrors the districts we serve, meaning we have roughly 15-20% of students on IEPs, with a diverse set of special needs. The school-based DSE will monitor compliance at the school-level, manage a case load, and provide coaching, development, and support to other special education teachers in the building. to provide a world class education to students with special needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a sustainable, compliant, and effective special education program at an individual RePublic middle school in Nashville;
  • Develop efficient and effective processes through which RePublic students have access to high-quality special education services;
  • Coach the school’s Special Education Teachers to provide a world class educational program for students with special needs, including the development and facilitation of effective professional development sessions for teachers around how best to serve and differentiate instruction for students with special needs;
  • Manage a case load to provide educational services to scholars with special needs (both co-teaching in general education classrooms and/or providing service minutes to students in small group settings)
  • Work in conjunction with Nashville’s Regional Director to manage relationships with host districts and state departments of education;
  • Ensure special education processes at the school are well-managed and compliant with all regulations from host districts and state departments of education; and
  • Work to ensure RePublic’s schools are well-positioned to serve students with a wide variety of needs

Who You Are

Our ideal School-Based DSS will have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their and their parents’ dreams. Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Extensive experience and passion for working with students with special needs;
  • Certification in special education in the state of Tennessee, or possess a certification in another state that successfully transfers to TN according to the TN Department of Education reciprocity requirements;
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
  • An ability to establish a vision and goals;
  • Obsessive attention to detail;
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously;
  • A demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently;
  • A sense of humility in the face of both challenge and success; and
  • A passionate belief and conviction in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model;

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

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Dean of Students

Posted by | September 22, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Dean of Students to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN. The Dean of Students is an integral member of our school leadership team, working directly with the Principal, Assistant Principals, and teachers. Being both personable and professional, the Dean builds close relationships with scholars and their families to ensure that all of our scholars positively contribute to the school community and get the most out of every school day.

What You’ll Do

Overview

RePublic’s Dean of Students implements and manages systems to preserve instructional time, builds strong habits and character in scholars, and consistently follows through on RePublic’s high behavioral expectations to achieve extraordinary results for our scholars.  The Dean will help lead our efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined environment for scholars.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative environment.
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues.
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture.
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance.
  • Lead summer home visits highlighting the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students.
  • Help to reinforce the effective use of school-wide behavior plans.
  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
  • Be visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
  • Model the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior.

Who You Are

You have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined.
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and delegate swiftly to manage others to execution.
  • A proven ability to coach adults to achieve goals.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

The Fine Print

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior Experience. At least 2 years teaching experience preferred and 3-7 years prior work experience preferred. Experience teaching or leading in a similar organization with traditionally underserved students with evidence of exceptional student achievement results and classroom management skills highly preferred.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.
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Story Editor

Posted by | September 12, 2017 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a story editor with digital experience to make our news stories sing.

The story editor will be responsible for editing a mix of articles out of our five local bureaus: Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, New York, and Tennessee. Stories will vary among news pieces, step-back analyses, and longer enterprise work, and each day will be different. You will work with the managing editor, digital producer, and local reporters to ready stories for publication on our website, and coordinate with the growth editor for social promotion. You will also work with the managing editor to help connect the dots across bureaus and ensure that Chalkbeat is telling a cohesive overarching story.

The story editor will provide crucial perspective, adding regional or national context where needed and ensuring that stories read logically, adhere to Chalkbeat style, and are properly sourced. While each piece that comes across the transom is different, all of our stories taken together should add up to a coherent whole, and the story editor is essential to achieving that goal through a mix of line editing, copy editing, and pulled-back critical thinking.

Who are you?

You respect the power of the (virtual) red pen, craft grabby headlines, and geek out on style guides. Although this position does not manage writers directly, you possess a mentoring spirit that’s able to coax the best story possible from reporters both green and seasoned. You believe that it’s better to teach than to tell. You live by your gut instinct for a good story and whack your way through unnecessary words to sniff out the best angle. Nut graphs? You slay them.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 5+ years’ experience in journalism and/or digital content creation
  • Expertise in story shaping, line editing, and copy editing
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with opinionated reporters and editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required
  • Journalism experience in New York, Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, Newark, and/or the Bay Area is a plus

The ideal candidate is based in New York, Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Remote candidates will also be considered.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess. We will also consider a part-time schedule for the right candidate.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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High School Science Teacher

Posted by | September 7, 2017 |

At Howard, we envision a school that provides an engaging, challenging, safe and supportive learning environment.

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. However, vision with action can change the world.

There is no sign at the entrance of the building stating that “some students can learn” –  we believe that all students can learn. Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Hamilton County Schools is located in the Chattanooga, TN, area and serves 79 schools and over 40,000 students. At Hamilton County, we know that a great teacher is a game changer for students, for our city, and for the future. So, we are investing in our teachers and empowering them to be the best leaders they can be. Learn more about teaching in Hamilton County at www.hcde.org.

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ESOL Teacher

Posted by | September 7, 2017 |

Hamilton County Schools is seeking certified ESOL teachers for grades K-12.  ESOL teachers will teach the English language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing to the extent that the language learner will achieve success in all content areas at grade level.

About Hamilton County Schools

Hamilton County Schools is located in the Chattanooga, TN, area and serves 79 schools and over 40,000 students.  At Hamilton County, we know that a great teacher is a game changer for students, for our city, and for the future.  We invest in our teachers and empower them to be the best leaders they can be.  Learn more about teaching in Hamilton County at www.hcde.org.

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Special Education Teacher

Posted by | September 7, 2017 |

Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy, an environmental science magnet school in Chattanooga, TN, is seeking a Comprehensive Development Class teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are seeking a team of dynamic and dedicated educators who are committed to ensuring an excellent education for all of our students, then CDESA is the right place for you!

We are seeking a motivated, energetic applicant with a bachelor’s degree and a certification in K-12 Special Education or similar certification.

How to Apply:

Apply at www.hcde.org

 

Hamilton County Schools is located in the Chattanooga, TN, area and serves 79 schools and over 40,000 students.  At Hamilton County, we know that a great teacher is a game changer for students, for our city, and for the future.  We invest in our teachers and empower them to be the best leaders they can be.  Learn more about teaching in Hamilton County at www.hcde.org

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to develop and implement IEPs requiring supervision and instruction for students with cognitive, social, communication, physical, self-help, behavioral and vocational needs.
  • Physical ability to lift, transfer, position, toilet and feed students with limited physical needs. Knowledge of the IEP process, behavioral interventions, data collection, assistive technology and alternative assessment (portfolio) curriculum.
  • Ability to use collaborative skills in addressing inclusionary needs of students with parents and professional staff.
  • Knowledge of work based learning and transitional planning for secondary age persons with significant disabilities.

Knowledge of IDEIA, current state special education rules and regulations, and compliance issues relative to programming for students with disabilities.

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | September 6, 2017 |

At Howard, we envision a school that provides an engaging, challenging, safe and supportive learning environment.

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. However, vision with action can change the world.

There is no sign at the entrance of the building stating that “some students can learn” –  we believe that all students can learn. Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Hamilton County Schools is located in the Chattanooga, TN, area and serves 79 schools and over 40,000 students. At Hamilton County, we know that a great teacher is a game changer for students, for our city, and for the future. So, we are investing in our teachers and empowering them to be the best leaders they can be. Learn more about teaching in Hamilton County at www.hcde.org.

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Food Service Helper

Posted by | September 6, 2017 |

Performs all food preparation/service tasks in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards for food preparation, food handling, food serving, and food storage in a school facility; ensures adherence to established sanitation/health procedures; follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees, students, and other individuals; conducts food quality evaluation by placing food samples in cooler for three-day evaluation, per established procedures.

Ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; organizes and maintains storage areas; places stock in coolers, freezers, stockroom, or other areas; conducts counts of food items or inventory items as needed; rotates food and supplies in storage areas to ensure utilization within expiration dates; retrieves supplies from storage areas.

Performs various preparatory tasks in support of meal preparation; opens cans of food/condiments; washes, peels, chops, slices, or grates food such as fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and other items; assembles sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, and other items; mixes salad dressings; places individual portions into bowls, cups, or other containers; prepares tea, coffee, or beverage mixes; fills cups with ice; wraps food items for concessions; delivers food items to various areas of kitchen/cafeteria.

Assists in cooking, baking, heating, assembling and preparing foods as instructed and in accordance with recipes and directions.

Sets up food serving lines, tables, or condiment bars; places dishes, utensils, paper supplies, condiments, food items, and other items into proper locations; serves food during meal times; replenishes pre-served items on food lines as needed; checks temperature of hot/cold food items.

Breaks down and cleans serving lines and other areas at conclusion of meals; removes items and places in proper locations; records leftover foods; wraps and stores unused portions per established procedure, ensuring sanitary conditions and storage at appropriate temperatures; washes tables in dining area; restocks dishware, silverware, and other items.

Cleans and maintains the kitchen and storage areas; washes/scrubs pots, pans, and cooking utensils; cleans appliances, equipment, kitchen surfaces, and eating areas; sweeps, mops, and washes floors.

Operates dishwasher to clean kitchen dishware and utensils; loads dirty dishes, trays, utensils, or other items into dishwasher; unloads clean dishes from dishwasher; restocks cleaned dishware in appropriate locations.

Stacks cafeteria trays in designated location; replenishes trays as needed.

Removes bags of garbage from trash containers in kitchen/cafeteria areas; places new bags into trash containers; breaks down boxes for trash; takes garbage/trash to dumpster or other trash receptacle.

Performs laundry functions; operates washer and dryer to clean towels, aprons, dishcloths, or other materials; hangs, folds, and restocks laundry items.

Operates various machinery and equipment associated with food preparation, food service, and related department activities, which may include a stove, oven, fryer, steamer, grater, slicer, food processor, mixer, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, steam table, coffee machine, can opener, scale, cooking utensils, measuring utensils, thermometer, washer, dryer, cash register, calculator, or telephone; monitors equipment operations to ensure safety and proper operations; reports faulty equipment.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, school officials, teachers, students, parents, vendors, delivery personnel, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED not required. Two months previous experience and/or training involving food service in a school environment, in an institutional setting, or for large groups; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

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Literacy Coach

Posted by | August 28, 2017 |

Creating Opportunities – Changing Lives

“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

HCDE is looking for dynamic and dedicated educators, advocates, and community leaders who are committed to ensuring that an excellent education, and the opportunities that come with it, is a reality for every student in our district. Members of the new “Opportunity Zone” team will support our schools as they transform instructional practices and build engagement opportunities for our students and their families. If you believe in the potential of every child and that you can be a force for change, we believe this is the opportunity you are looking for.

The ELA Coach will work with 5-7 secondary schools and will focus on the following:

  • Develop a vision and action plan for improving ELA instruction in secondary schools
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis in order to inform instruction
  • Build a network of support for ELA teachers
  • Coordinate ELA coaches
  • Coordinate ELA professional development
  • Develop and implement an aggressive strategy for increasing reading levels of below level readers
  • Work closely with the Coordinator of ELA to ensure alignment

In addition to applying on this site, please e-mail a resume and a brief statement of interest to Jill Levine at levine_jill@hcde.org.

Knowledge/Education/Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field; Master’s degree strongly preferred or as required by state guidelines.
    • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience in teaching ELA or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, Board members, parents, and community members.
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SPED Teacher

Posted by | August 23, 2017 |

The primary responsibility of the SPED teacher is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The SPED Teacher will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. SPED teachers will review and revise IEP’s as needed. The Special Education teacher will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education teacher will work under the leadership of the Principal and the Director of Instruction.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct IEP meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, counselor, and other service providers.
  • Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a Special Education teacher program.
  • Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts
  • Administer and score individual and group tests.
  • Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Active Licensure in TN with an endorsement in Special Education is required
  • Ability to teach students of grades 6-12
  • Ability to work with students of all ages
  • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies
  • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
  •  Ability to make skillful decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  •  Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.
  • Minimum BA degree or equivalent.
  • Must be highly qualified. Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated and the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.

 

 

 

 

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Operations Associate (Bilingual)

Posted by | August 21, 2017 |

POSITION: OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

LOCATION: ANTIOCH, TN

 Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

 Intrepid College Prep operates two campuses – Opportunity Academy Middle School (5-8) and Independence Academy (serving grade 9 in 2017-2018). The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

 We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.  

 The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Support Network Operations at Intrepid College Prep Schools

Intrepid College Prep holds a very high bar for operational systems that support student learning and culture. We believe that thoughtfully-created systems enable our school to run smoothly and efficiently, and that all student and staff-facing systems must embody our culture of urgency, rigor, and joy. Intrepid College Prep is seeking a strong Operations Associate to work on each of our campuses to ensure the high performance of school operations at Intrepid College Prep and sustain high-performing operational systems for all staff and students.

Specific responsibilities may include: 

• Support development of new facility by rapidly furnishing and equipping classroom and common spaces in accordance with Intrepid Prep Schools facility layouts and school procedures

• Support school culture by managing signage and appearance of new facility to ensure it best reflects school values

• Support development and execution of school-wide goals and priorities

• Support staff operations culture

◦ Build and sustain an urgent, responsive, and solutions-oriented operations culture

◦ Anticipate teacher needs for systems’ support and supplies

◦ Utilize accountability frameworks and project management tools to ensure all projects are completed with the highest-quality in adherence to deadlines

• Support all activities relating to school operations

◦ Manage all calendars, student schedules, staff schedules, space and resource requirements

◦ Support the school’s IT infrastructure (laptops, printers, software, etc.)

◦ Conduct data entry for student enrollment, financial management, and academic achievement.

◦ Ensure integrity, timeliness and accurate reporting of data.

◦ Perform data analysis to support school initiatives

◦ Manage all aspects of the school facility; ensure the appearance of the facility reflects the high expectations we hold for students

◦ Support vendor relationships

◦ Work with our Network Director of Finance & Operations to maintain quality financial controls, create financial records and conduct all AP processes.

◦ Support school leaders with budget development

• Support Transportation

◦ Coordinate transportations systems for bus and car transportation

• Support School Nutrition Program

◦ Ensure adherence to all federal and state compliance for our meal program, including the on-site storage and preparation of meals and the process for securing monthly reimbursement for the School Nutrition Program

• Support Development and Grant Programs

◦ Maintain a donor database

◦ Create periodic communications to donors

◦ Work with financial management vendor to ensure compliance with grant programs and provide timely updates to grantors

• Contribute as a productive member of the Intrepid College Prep community

Successful Operations Associate candidates possess the following characteristics:

Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth

Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom for a minimum of two years

High attention to the smallest details and proven ability to juggle competing responsibilities successfully while meeting time-sensitive deadlines

Superior initiative – takes direction well, but does not wait for it

Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, but sometimes unpredictable environment

Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues

Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (major in finance, accounting, preferred)

Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)

The position begins immediately.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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2017-18 Classroom Teacher – Language Arts (English)

Posted by | August 15, 2017 |

Purpose and Scope

This position is responsible for the professional instructions designed to provide academic, social, physical, and skills development for students in specific grades/subject areas to prepare the to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Creates an educational environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and needs of the students; prepares instructional materials for classes assigned and provides written evidence of preparation to supervisor/administrator upon request.
  2. Establishes a standard of classroom behavior; maintains classroom management in and outside of the school.
  3. Assess the accomplishments of students on an established timetable, and provides written and oral progress reports to parents/guardians, administrators and selected staff; administers tests and assessments.
  4. Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
  5. Confers with parents, administrators, specialists, mental health staff, and appropriate resource staff to develop educational programs for students.
  6. Creates learning materials geared to students’ abilities and interests.
  7. Instructs students by using educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory mother and perceptual-motor development, perception, memory language, communication skills, cognition, social, and emotional development.
  8. Motivates students and provides consistent reinforcement of learning skills, and provides continuous assessment and feedback to students for all learning activities.
  9. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, and district and administrative regulations.
  10. Assists administration in implementing all policies, and rules governing student activities and conduct.
  11. Sponsors student activities/clubs/teams/organization and tutors students as requested.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and endorsement in the grade/subject taught with a valid Tennessee certificate. Must be highly qualified. Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated and the collective bargaining agreement. Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.

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High School Computer Science Teacher

Posted by | July 5, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Founding High School AP Computer Science Teacher to lock arms with our school team at RePublic High School for the 2017-2018 school year. Prior programming experience isn’t required – but a fiery hunger to learn computer science and expand access to all kids are non-negotiables. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

Who You Are

  • steadfast believer that all students can achieve academic excellence
  • growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning, improving, and hungry for feedback
  • gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
  • An eternal optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
  • detail maven who plans backwards to meet timelines and manage complex projects
  • data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
  • proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates

What You’ll Do

  • Bring it. Have stamina and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self to an extended school day in a very high-performing school environment.
  • Own and develop your own content and curriculum. Do the intellectual preparation needed to execute rigorous assessments, unit plans, lesson plans, and instructional materials (and develop these in conjunction with RePublic’s Director of Computer Science); demonstrate expertise in and a genuine passion for computer science that is contagious to scholars.
  • Deliver strong. Dynamically lead students in whole-class and small-group settings, cultivate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning in scholars, and adjust instruction using qualitative and quantitative data to ensure student understanding and meet differentiated student needs.
  • Reach higher – and sweat the small stuff. Develop, uphold, and implement RePublic’s values, policies, and systems to effectively manage a classroom and consistently lead students to meet sky-high academic and behavioral expectations.
  • Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.
  • Spread the love. Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of joy and community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of RePublic’s mission.

The Fine Print

  • Qualifications/Certification.
    • All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree is preferred.
    • All full-time RePublic teachers must have a valid Tennessee teaching license, or willingness/eligibility to pursue state certification, if necessary.
    • Passion for expanding access to computer science education (especially to students who are historically underrepresented in the field) AND a fierce hunger to learn computer science are absolutely necessary;
    • RePublic’s computer science model is based off of the idea that we can train teachers with no former programming experience to code alongside scholars.
      • Thus, while prior experience teaching computer science is ideal, no former computer programming experience is required – though a strong background in science and math is preferred.
  • Prior Experience. Prior experience teaching STEM subjects, experience teaching in a low-income community, and a demonstrated ability to raise achievement levels of traditionally underserved students are highly preferred.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.
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School Director of Special Education

Posted by | July 5, 2017 |

About RePublic

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined School-Based Director of Special Education (DSE) to lock arms with one of our schools in Nashville, TN for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Reporting to the Principal, the school-based Director of Special Education (DSE) will develop, implement, and manage a robust and effective vision and strategy for serving students with special needs in one of RePublic’s Nashville middle schools. RePublic’s student population mirrors the districts we serve, meaning we have roughly 15-20% of students on IEPs, with a diverse set of special needs. The school-based DSE will monitor compliance at the school-level, manage a case load, and provide coaching, development, and support to other special education teachers in the building. to provide a world class education to students with special needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a sustainable, compliant, and effective special education program at an individual RePublic middle school in Nashville;
  • Develop efficient and effective processes through which RePublic students have access to high-quality special education services;
  • Coach the school’s Special Education Teachers to provide a world class educational program for students with special needs, including the development and facilitation of effective professional development sessions for teachers around how best to serve and differentiate instruction for students with special needs;
  • Manage a case load to provide educational services to scholars with special needs (both co-teaching in general education classrooms and/or providing service minutes to students in small group settings)
  • Work in conjunction with Nashville’s Regional Director to manage relationships with host districts and state departments of education;
  • Ensure special education processes at the school are well-managed and compliant with all regulations from host districts and state departments of education; and
  • Work to ensure RePublic’s schools are well-positioned to serve students with a wide variety of needs

Who You Are

Our ideal School-Based DSE will have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their and their parents’ dreams. Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Extensive experience and passion for working with students with special needs;
  • Certification in special education in the state of Tennessee, or possess a certification in another state that successfully transfers to TN according to the TN Department of Education reciprocity requirements;
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
  • An ability to establish a vision and goals;
  • Obsessive attention to detail;
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously;
  • A demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently;
  • A sense of humility in the face of both challenge and success; and
  • A passionate belief and conviction in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model;

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

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Dean of Students

Posted by | July 5, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Dean of Students to lock arms with our school teams in Jackson, MS. The Dean of Students is an integral member of our school leadership team, working directly with the Principal, Assistant Principals, and teachers. Being both personable and professional, the Dean builds close relationships with scholars and their families to ensure that all of our scholars positively contribute to the school community and get the most out of every school day.

What You’ll Do

Overview

RePublic’s Dean of Students implements and manages systems to preserve instructional time, builds strong habits and character in scholars, and consistently follows through on RePublic’s high behavioral expectations to achieve extraordinary results for our scholars.  The Dean will help lead our efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined environment for scholars.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative environment.
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues.
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture.
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance.
  • Lead summer home visits highlighting the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students.
  • Help to reinforce the effective use of school-wide behavior plans.
  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
  • Be visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
  • Model the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior.

Who You Are

You have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined.
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and delegate swiftly to manage others to execution.
  • A proven ability to coach adults to achieve goals.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

The Fine Print

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior Experience. At least 2 years teaching experience preferred and 3-7 years prior work experience preferred. Experience teaching or leading in a similar organization with traditionally underserved students with evidence of exceptional student achievement results and classroom management skills highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated communication skills with diverse constituents; clear writer, facilitator and public speaker; exceptional personal organization and planning skills.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.
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High School ELL Specialist

Posted by | July 5, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to have the opportunity to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change agents by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for an English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year at RePublic’s flagship high school in Nashville, TN. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Equal parts visionary, bridge-builder, and organizational mastermind, the ELL Specialist at RePublic High School is charged with paving the way to design and oversee the implementation of a world-class ELL Program at RePublic High School that meets the diverse needs of our scholars, sets teachers up to successfully differentiate instruction to support students with diverse language needs, and communicate with families from diverse backgrounds to ensure all stakeholders have the access necessary to support student learning and social emotional development.  Based on best practices in industry and research in the field, the ELL Specialist will provide direct instruction to students in need of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and supports students to access and master academic content in the general education classroom setting. The ELL Specialist is a member of the Student Supports Department and is coached by the Director of Student Supports.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Student Supports
    • Teach English Language Development (ELD) courses in place of (or in conjunction with) English content classes for students on her/his caseload.
    • Provide inclusion support in core content classes which contain ELL and transitional ELL students.
    • Work specifically with ELL students during designated periods of the school day.
    • Lead an advisory of scholars each morning to support scholars to meet academic goals, build authentic relationships with peers and faculty members, and develop social-emotional skills.
  • Teacher Support and Professional Development
    • Advise teachers on accommodating and modifying core academic curricula for students of diverse language levels.
    • Provide professional development for teachers on topics including (but not limited to) language development, sheltering academic content, ELL-supportive instructional differentiation strategies, and supporting transitional ELL students.
  • Ongoing Compliance Management
    • Manage school-wide ELL compliance, including ensuring that newly enrolled scholars’ needs are being accommodated.
    • Organize annual and screener assessments like WAP-T and ACCESS to assess scholars initially and monitor growth and progress to learning goals.
    • Arrange accommodations for school-based and state-required assessments.
    • Communicate with families of ELL students and uphold general Department of Education compliance requests.

Who You Are

Our ideal ELL Specialist candidate is:

  • A serial optimist. You’ve got a deep, personal commitment to the mission of RePublic Schools, and a genuine belief that all students can achieve academic excellence, regardless of race, language ability, or socioeconomic status. You’re a fierce advocate for students with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, you’ve got a “healthy rage” about the state of public education in the South, and you want to be a part of a team that is doing something about it every single day.
  • A systems builder. You’re unfazed by ambiguity, and thrive in situations where you get to build something out of nothing, develop and inspire others to execute on your vision, or create order out of chaos. You want to do work that’s never been done before, better than anyone’s ever done it.
  • A details maven. Nothing gets past you. You don’t drop balls, miss deadlines, or forget to respond to someone’s inquiry. You track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion, and you develop systems to help others do the same to ensure your kids get the support they need to thrive.
  • A bridge and community builder. You live to help coach others to understand, build relationships with, and  support scholars with diverse language needs. You know it takes a village, so you’re fired up about giving key RHS stakeholders the tools, resources, and coaching they need to meet kids where they are.
  • Other qualifications and required certification:
    • Bachelor’s degree in English as a Second Language or related field required, with a Master’s degree in a related field preferred;
    • Current WIDA certification and ESL teaching license in the state of TN (or in a state with reciprocity with Tennessee), or is willing and able to transfer pursue certification in both;
    • Ability to speak Spanish preferred, though not required;
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience serving scholars who are traditionally underserved, in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred;
    • Experience managing, coaching, or laterally managing other adults through program design and implementation in school-based settings highly preferred.
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High School ELL Specialist

Posted by | July 5, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to have the opportunity to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change agents by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for an English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year at RePublic’s flagship high school in Nashville, TN. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Equal parts visionary, bridge-builder, and organizational mastermind, the ELL Specialist at RePublic High School is charged with paving the way to design and oversee the implementation of a world-class ELL Program at RePublic High School that meets the diverse needs of our scholars, sets teachers up to successfully differentiate instruction to support students with diverse language needs, and communicate with families from diverse backgrounds to ensure all stakeholders have the access necessary to support student learning and social emotional development.  Based on best practices in industry and research in the field, the ELL Specialist will provide direct instruction to students in need of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and supports students to access and master academic content in the general education classroom setting. The ELL Specialist is a member of the Student Supports Department and is coached by the Director of Student Supports.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Student Supports
    • Teach English Language Development (ELD) courses in place of (or in conjunction with) English content classes for students on her/his caseload.
    • Provide inclusion support in core content classes which contain ELL and transitional ELL students.
    • Work specifically with ELL students during designated periods of the school day.
    • Lead an advisory of scholars each morning to support scholars to meet academic goals, build authentic relationships with peers and faculty members, and develop social-emotional skills.
  • Teacher Support and Professional Development
    • Advise teachers on accommodating and modifying core academic curricula for students of diverse language levels.
    • Provide professional development for teachers on topics including (but not limited to) language development, sheltering academic content, ELL-supportive instructional differentiation strategies, and supporting transitional ELL students.
  • Ongoing Compliance Management
    • Manage school-wide ELL compliance, including ensuring that newly enrolled scholars’ needs are being accommodated.
    • Organize annual and screener assessments like WAP-T and ACCESS to assess scholars initially and monitor growth and progress to learning goals.
    • Arrange accommodations for school-based and state-required assessments.
    • Communicate with families of ELL students and uphold general Department of Education compliance requests.

Who You Are

Our ideal ELL Specialist candidate is:

  • A serial optimist. You’ve got a deep, personal commitment to the mission of RePublic Schools, and a genuine belief that all students can achieve academic excellence, regardless of race, language ability, or socioeconomic status. You’re a fierce advocate for students with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, you’ve got a “healthy rage” about the state of public education in the South, and you want to be a part of a team that is doing something about it every single day.
  • A systems builder. You’re unfazed by ambiguity, and thrive in situations where you get to build something out of nothing, develop and inspire others to execute on your vision, or create order out of chaos. You want to do work that’s never been done before, better than anyone’s ever done it.
  • A details maven. Nothing gets past you. You don’t drop balls, miss deadlines, or forget to respond to someone’s inquiry. You track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion, and you develop systems to help others do the same to ensure your kids get the support they need to thrive.
  • A bridge and community builder. You live to help coach others to understand, build relationships with, and  support scholars with diverse language needs. You know it takes a village, so you’re fired up about giving key RHS stakeholders the tools, resources, and coaching they need to meet kids where they are.
  • Other qualifications and required certification:
    • Bachelor’s degree in English as a Second Language or related field required, with a Master’s degree in a related field preferred;
    • Current WIDA certification and ESL teaching license in the state of TN (or in a state with reciprocity with Tennessee), or is willing and able to transfer pursue certification in both;
    • Ability to speak Spanish preferred, though not required;
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience serving scholars who are traditionally underserved, in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred;
    • Experience managing, coaching, or laterally managing other adults through program design and implementation in school-based settings highly preferred.
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High School ELL Specialist

Posted by | June 30, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to have the opportunity to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change agents by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for an English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year at RePublic’s flagship high school in Nashville, TN. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Equal parts visionary, bridge-builder, and organizational mastermind, the ELL Specialist at RePublic High School is charged with paving the way to design and oversee the implementation of a world-class ELL Program at RePublic High School that meets the diverse needs of our scholars, sets teachers up to successfully differentiate instruction to support students with diverse language needs, and communicate with families from diverse backgrounds to ensure all stakeholders have the access necessary to support student learning and social emotional development.  Based on best practices in industry and research in the field, the ELL Specialist will provide direct instruction to students in need of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and supports students to access and master academic content in the general education classroom setting. The ELL Specialist is a member of the Student Supports Department and is coached by the Director of Student Supports.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Student Supports
    • Teach English Language Development (ELD) courses in place of (or in conjunction with) English content classes for students on her/his caseload.
    • Provide inclusion support in core content classes which contain ELL and transitional ELL students.
    • Work specifically with ELL students during designated periods of the school day.
    • Lead an advisory of scholars each morning to support scholars to meet academic goals, build authentic relationships with peers and faculty members, and develop social-emotional skills.
  • Teacher Support and Professional Development
    • Advise teachers on accommodating and modifying core academic curricula for students of diverse language levels.
    • Provide professional development for teachers on topics including (but not limited to) language development, sheltering academic content, ELL-supportive instructional differentiation strategies, and supporting transitional ELL students.
  • Ongoing Compliance Management
    • Manage school-wide ELL compliance, including ensuring that newly enrolled scholars’ needs are being accommodated.
    • Organize annual and screener assessments like WAP-T and ACCESS to assess scholars initially and monitor growth and progress to learning goals.
    • Arrange accommodations for school-based and state-required assessments.
    • Communicate with families of ELL students and uphold general Department of Education compliance requests.

Who You Are

Our ideal ELL Specialist candidate is:

  • A serial optimist. You’ve got a deep, personal commitment to the mission of RePublic Schools, and a genuine belief that all students can achieve academic excellence, regardless of race, language ability, or socioeconomic status. You’re a fierce advocate for students with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, you’ve got a “healthy rage” about the state of public education in the South, and you want to be a part of a team that is doing something about it every single day.
  • A systems builder. You’re unfazed by ambiguity, and thrive in situations where you get to build something out of nothing, develop and inspire others to execute on your vision, or create order out of chaos. You want to do work that’s never been done before, better than anyone’s ever done it.
  • A details maven. Nothing gets past you. You don’t drop balls, miss deadlines, or forget to respond to someone’s inquiry. You track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion, and you develop systems to help others do the same to ensure your kids get the support they need to thrive.
  • A bridge and community builder. You live to help coach others to understand, build relationships with, and  support scholars with diverse language needs. You know it takes a village, so you’re fired up about giving key RHS stakeholders the tools, resources, and coaching they need to meet kids where they are.
  • Other qualifications and required certification:
    • Bachelor’s degree in English as a Second Language or related field required, with a Master’s degree in a related field preferred;
    • Current WIDA certification and ESL teaching license in the state of TN (or in a state with reciprocity with Tennessee), or is willing and able to transfer pursue certification in both;
    • Ability to speak Spanish preferred, though not required;
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience serving scholars who are traditionally underserved, in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred;
    • Experience managing, coaching, or laterally managing other adults through program design and implementation in school-based settings highly preferred.
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Teachers (K-12/All Grades, All Subjects)

Posted by | May 9, 2017 |

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools

Teachers (All Grades, All Subjects)

ABOUT US

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 1200 students in grades PreK-11. In just six short years, our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.

We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.

JOB TITLE: Teachers (K-12th Grade – All Subjects)

ACCOUNTABILITY: Head of School

POSITION SUMMARY

Freedom Preparatory Academy seeks Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers for our growing network of charters schools. We are looking for teachers in all content areas, including but not limited to Math, English Language Arts, Science, History, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages. As a teacher at Freedom Prep you will be expected to both introduce and help students develop mastery of concepts as measured through assessments administered consistently throughout the year. These skills and concepts will be presented in a variety of ways that convey a thorough understanding and execution of the content.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Freedom Preparatory Academy welcomes teachers who are relentless in their aim to see student growth and who want to hone their skills as effective teachers in the classroom. Below are some of the tasks required of teachers:

  • Work an extended school day to allow for collaboration, professional development, and ample communication with parents and other staff members
  • Embody the characteristics that the school wishes the students to uphold, especially respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and community
  • Fosters children’s positive view of self.
  • Reinforces respect for diversity of all kinds.
  • Work closely with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Dean of Students to develop and implement strategies for all students to reach success
  • Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations in the classroom and lesson planning
  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues
  • Maintain the school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations through continuous reflection
  • Supports children’s learning through social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Head of School or Assistant Head of School

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Certification:

  • Tennessee Professional Educator License preferred.
  • Eligibility for Tennessee Professional Educator License required.

Experience:

  • Two to four years of urban teaching and educational leadership experience is preferred
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with low skill level in a heterogeneously grouped classroom setting

Skills:

  • Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformation charter school
  • Unwavering in pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges
  • Results-driven educational leader with a commitment to standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions
  • Good problem-solving ability and good judgment
  • Familiarity with cultural diversity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, families, and community members
  • Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

START DATE An exceptional candidate will assume a full time role as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY Freedom Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Classroom Teachers- Middle School Math, Calculus, Biology, and Spanish

Posted by | May 3, 2017 |

Do you want to change kids’ life trajectories and feel your impact?

Meet Soulsville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cOSa41xg0sE

Current Openings

The Soulsville Charter School is seeking great Calculus, Biology, and Spanish teachers for the 2017-2018 school year who will go the extra mile to ensure that their students achieve at high levels. Subject specific licensure/certification is required. (Alternate route licensure/certification is possible.)

About Soulsville

Begun in 2005, The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS)’s mission is to prepare students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment. Located in the inner-city neighborhood of Soulsville, USA, in Memphis, TN, TSCS is adjacent to the site of historic Stax Records, where the Stax Museum of American Soul Music now celebrates and preserves the Stax story.  TSCS began with sixty students in sixth grade and has since grown to serve 640+ students in grades 6-12 with about a third of the students living in the Soulsville community. TSCS is a tuition-free, public charter school that is about changing kids’ life trajectories.

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100% of our first five graduating classes (2012 – 2016) were accepted into college. Our alumni counselors are actively supporting our students as they navigate their post-secondary pathways. 

TSCS is one of the Memphis charters outperforming traditional neighborhood schools. –Stanford CREDO Study

TSCS has been a TN Reward School, is a nationally ranked high school, and won the 2015 Score Prize for leading student learning in Tennessee.

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The Soulsville Charter School’s unique, college-prep programming and unique school culture includes:

  • Mission-Aligned Team
  • Focused Approach: Backwards Planning, Data-Driven Instruction, Assigned and Mandatory Tutoring
  • Character Education
  • School-Wide Culture: Consistency for Students and Staff
  • College Guidance and Alumni Support
  • Soulsville Symphony Orchestra, Choir, and Band
  • Unique Exposure Opportunities for Students
  • Community Partnerships
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Chief Operating Officer

Posted by | April 27, 2017 |

 

Chief Operating Officer

Job Posting

 

What is KIPP?

KIPP, Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States.  There are 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 80,000 students on their path to and through college, careers, and life.

 

We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.  Nationally, 94 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and 81 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.

 

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools Overview 

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is a network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public charter schools.  Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurricular activities, so our students love school and maximize their learning.  We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.

 

OPPORTUNITY

While KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools has had fourteen years of remarkable success, the work is not complete. Both the board and dedicated staff have a strong commitment to creating more quality educational options for traditionally underserved communities in Memphis. As a result, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is seeking a visionary Chief Operating Officer who can build on the strong foundation of the organization and lead the organization’s efforts to build a multi-year vision and plan for financial sustainability and success.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chief Operating Officer serves as the operational and financial leader of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools helping to ensure that all KIPP Memphis schools meet performance outcomes for the communities they serve.

 

The specific responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer include:

 

  1. Finance & Accounting
    • Ensure KIPP Memphis achieves annual and multi-year financial sustainability goals and budget results.
    • Oversee Finance staff to manage financial operations of KIPP Memphis schools and the regional office in the areas of accounting, reporting, banking, budgeting, procurement, compliance, and financial planning.
    • Ensure staff and the board has accurate, timely financial information to make resource decisions in the best interest of KIPP Memphis and its students and families.

 

  1. School Operations Staff Management
    • Hire, manage, train, and develop regional operations staff to deliver excellent operations management services and supports to the Director of School Operations.
    • Manage overall quality of operations performance and customer service, analyzing service performance and customer satisfaction data to set and achieve continuous improvement goals.

 

  1. Strategic Financial Planning
  • Develop and manage KIPP Memphis’ multi-year, detailed financial model including position-specific annual staffing plans, detailed analysis of each revenue source and critical expense driver, “pro forma” income statements with line item budgets for each school and overall pro forma financials for aggregate charter and for KIPP Memphis regionally.
  • Develop a plan for ensuring all schools are financially sustainable on public revenue alone by FY 19

 

  1. Accountability, Compliance & Grants
  • Oversee staff managing KIPP Memphis’ federal and state grants to ensure grants are secured, allocated, budgeted, tracked, and in compliance.  Identify new government grant opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance systems, staffing, and tools in place for annual and charter cycles such that KIPP Memphis fully complies with federal, state, and local legal and regulatory requirements, with no misses that damage student and staff welfare, financials, ability to operate and grow, or reputation.

 

  1. Facilities & Real Estate
  • Oversee staff providing facilities and maintenance management to ensure school buildings are clean, well-maintained, safe, secure, and meeting educational needs.
  • Manage KIPP Memphis’ real estate portfolio, ensuring facility solutions and plans are in place to achieve growth while integrating mission, finance, development, and facility perspectives.

 

  1. Technology
    • Oversee staff and strategies for planning, implementation, and support of all technology required for KIPP Memphis to achieve its educational and business goals.
    • Functions include: Integration and maintenance of technology architecture and systems administration including network, servers, workstations, connectivity, backup, software, hardware, and information security.  Efficient, proactive, and responsive user support and customer service for staff and students.  Contribute with instructional leaders to educational technology and data management strategies.

 

  1. Purchasing
    • Oversee staff and systems for purchasing, procurement, and inventory management, including vendor management and securing administrative supplies, instructional materials, furniture, and equipment.

 

  1. Transportation & Food Services
    • Ensure school-based staffing, systems, and vendors are in place for transportation and food programs with timely, reliable, safe, on-budget, and fully compliant delivery of services.

 

  1. Board Management
    • Support board committees including Finance Committee, Development Committee and others as needed. Support general board administration and compliance.

 

  1. Other
    • Lead region-wide management of legal affairs, insurance, and other risk management strategies.
    • Provide operational support for academic administration and data management functions at regional and school levels.
    • Participate in and contribute to KIPP national network and local charter network of operations and leadership staff, accessing and sharing learning and support with peers in other organizations.
    • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

 

Skills & Experience

  • Education Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; MBA or Master’s Degree in related highly field preferred.
  • More than five years of progressively increasing operational management experience and strategic planning for a growing, multi-site organization.
  • Experience leading, planning and managing in an entrepreneurial, client-oriented setting.
  • Excellent management, communication, public relations, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage business systems and processes to support a growing multi-million dollar organization across the majority of operations functions required for the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic growth plan for either a non-profit or for-profit organization, including development of regional management structure.
  • Ability to negotiate and execute contracts, and manage the quality of service providers and vendors.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

 

Traits & Qualities:

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Memphis’ mission and community, and commitment to the belief that outstanding School Leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes with all students.
  • Must have demonstrate a push for equity and inclusion for teammates and stakeholders
  • Relentless determination to do whatever it takes to help our students succeed.
  • Orientation to make decisions in the best interests of students and the sustainability of KIPP Memphis to fulfill its mission.
  • Deep customer service ethic.
  • Promote extremely high expectations for staff and students in an enabling and supportive manner.
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness in dealing in confidential matters.
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive managing concurrent projects under tight deadlines.
  • Team-player capable of working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and accountable, with strong attention to follow through and detail.
  • Proactive and creative problem-solver; ability to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions.
  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor.

The Chief Operating Officer of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools must demonstrate the following beliefs and have the following qualities:

 

Proves the Possible

  • Possesses an unshakable, deeply held personal belief that children growing up in low-income communities can achieve at high levels and can demonstrate exceptional personal character;
  • Makes decisions and enables other to make decisions based on what is best for students.

Drives Results

  • Drives relentlessly to achieve exceptional outcomes on behalf of kids, and does so by demonstrating clear intellect, setting and achieving goals, and managing with grit and humility;
  • Constantly focuses on identifying opportunities to learn and grow, and proactively seeks to supplement strong instincts with new ideas and best practices.

Builds Relationships

  • Operates with an exceptional level of self-awareness, humility and integrity in all interactions;
  • Builds relationships marked by trust, integrity and respect, and does so with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, leaders, students, parents, community members, Board members, donors and fellow KIPP Chief Operating Officers.

 

Manages People

  • Inspires and effectively manages staff to achieve extraordinary results, and offers a clear vision and direction for regional staff members;
  • Establishes a culture of transparency, communication, accountability and excellence throughout the organization.

 

Manages Operations

  • Increases the efficiency and effectiveness of regional operations in order to drive even stronger results in school performance;
  • Creates operational systems, human capital systems and instructional programs that are scalable and sustainable.

 

Primary Contact

Rhonda Nelson

rnelson@kippmemphis.org

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Dean of Students

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Dean of Students to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN. The Dean of Students is an integral member of our school leadership team, working directly with the Principal, Assistant Principals, and teachers. Being both personable and professional, the Dean builds close relationships with scholars and their families to ensure that all of our scholars positively contribute to the school community and get the most out of every school day.

What You’ll Do

Overview

RePublic’s Dean of Students implements and manages systems to preserve instructional time, builds strong habits and character in scholars, and consistently follows through on RePublic’s high behavioral expectations to achieve extraordinary results for our scholars.  The Dean will help lead our efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined environment for scholars.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative environment.
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues.
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture.
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance.
  • Lead summer home visits highlighting the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students.
  • Help to reinforce the effective use of school-wide behavior plans.
  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
  • Be visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
  • Model the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior.

Who You Are

You have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined.
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and delegate swiftly to manage others to execution.
  • A proven ability to coach adults to achieve goals.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

The Fine Print

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior Experience. At least 2 years teaching experience preferred and 3-7 years prior work experience preferred. Experience teaching or leading in a similar organization with traditionally underserved students with evidence of exceptional student achievement results and classroom management skills highly preferred.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.
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Literacy Associate (Curriculum Writer)

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college.  The majority of our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color) and have been disproportionality denied access to the quality education they deserve. Despite those limitations, they defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic we believe that all children can and will read on grade level. Our culture is one that values books and reading over all else and recognizes that success in school and in life is paved with great books.  We reinforce that culture by defining it and holding one another accountable to it.

By cultivating a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes we ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Literacy Curriculum Writer to join us and lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN for the 2017-2018 school year.

What You’ll Do

Overview

Our commitment to literacy runs deep, and we know that reading is a lever for closing the achievement gap in more than just literacy. We tackle the that gap in four ways:

  • Building a culture of reading and love of books at RePublic.
  • Devoting significant time during the school day for scholars to read books of their choice (independent reading).
  • Devoting significant time during the school day for teachers to teach scholars how to read (guided reading and/or book club).
  • Spending class time finding the meaning of high-quality, short texts and writing about the meaning of those text (close reading).

Reporting to the Director of Literacy, the Literacy Curriculum Writer is the keeper and creator of this culture of reading at our schools. They will develop high-quality literacy curriculum for 5th and 6th graders across our network.  

Responsibilities

Our Literacy Curriculum Writer will:

  • Create a culture of reading at RePublic Schools by:
    • getting adults and children excited about literature,
    • collaborating with teachers and leaders to make a culture of reading come alive across schools,
    • curating RePublic’s book lists and integrating newly published literature into the curriculum,
    • executing network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every RePublic middle school,
    • leading the adoption of Fountas & Pinnell as our reading leveling system in 5th and 6th grades, and
    • tirelessly advocating for the power of great books!
  • Develop a visionary, engaging and rigorous literacy curriculum that inspires intellectual curiosity and a love of reading. The curriculum is driven by a deep understanding of literature, scholar writing, and the most effective teaching practices. To accomplish this goal, the Literacy Curriculum Writer will execute a redesign of the 5th and 6th grade literacy curriculum to emphasize independent reading, guided reading, close reading, and writing in response to literature.
  • Produce unit and lesson plans, create literacy assessments, curate an anthology of high-quality short texts for use during close reading, lead professional development for middle school teachers, and analyze reading and assessment data.
  • Observe literacy instruction across our network of schools and support school leaders in prioritizing next steps for teachers to ensure that literacy instruction is implemented at a consistently high level across the network.
  • Creating systems to ensure leaders and teachers use data to drive literacy instruction.

Who You Are

Equal parts bibliophile and educational warrior, the ideal candidate brings three qualities to our scholars and team of teachers:

A deep love of literature — The Literacy Curriculum Writer must have an abiding passion for and deep knowledge of literature.

We’re looking for the ultimate bookworm who will:

  • Model their love of and enthusiasm for literacy, by creating a culture of reading in our schools that will spell big gains for our scholars
  • Train our teachers to be librarians and purposefully guide scholars to their next scholastic adventure
  • Aid students as they truly discover what books can be — whether it’s a positive escape from reality, as Francie found in Brooklyn in 1912 or the magic of relationships — especially those built among the trees of Terabithia.

An ideal candidate should also share our deeply held belief that all classrooms should be brimming with high-quality books. We’ll look to you to help us add to our ever-growing library — we’re at 12,000 books and counting.

A belief in rigorous content  — We know that high-level content creates high-level readers. By putting rigorous literacy content in front of our scholars, we can engage them in the type of critical thinking that will serve them across content areas. No one ever gained knowledge or increased their lexicon by reading what they already know — literacy growth comes from being challenged and challenges come from rigorous content.

A desire to grow —  At RePublic we are committed to the professional growth of our teammates. Applicants do not need to have previous experience writing curriculum, just a detailed knowledge of middle school literacy content, the capacity to interpret data and make the best decisions for our scholars, and a desire to hit the ground running and build the toolkit that will allow you to quickly add value to the team.

A desire to grow students should be foundational. We know that the best predictor of success in class, on exams, and in college is a scholar’s ability to read on grade level. And our results show our commitment to literacy — on statewide end-of-year standardized tests, Liberty Collegiate Academy, a RePublic School, had the highest Reading growth in the entire state for 5th grade students. RePublic accounted for the 1st (LCA), 3rd (NACS), and 7th (NP) highest Reading growth for 5th grade in Nashville. That translates to significant gains for students as soon as they matriculate to our schools, ensuring that they are reading on grade level as quickly as possible.

A successful candidate will also have:

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience preferred with demonstrated track record of high student achievement;
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from a variety of sources, organizing and prioritizing effectively to impact areas of greatest need;
  • Experience organizing and running effective meetings across an organization;
  • Ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop coherent, actionable strategies;
  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in a related field.
  • Sense of humility in the face of success; and
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

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Math Associate (Curriculum Writer)

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Math Associate to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN for the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Reporting to the Director of Math, RePublic’s Math Associate will execute on RePublic’s vision and strategy for math instruction across the growing RePublic Schools network by developing high-quality math curriculum for either lower (5th-6th grade) or upper (7th-8th grade) middle school students. 

Responsibilities

The Math Associate will:

  • Help to create a culture of problem solving at RePublic Schools by:
    • getting adults and children excited about problem solving,
    • collaborating with teachers and leaders to make the problem solving curriculum come alive across schools,
    • leading the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction as our approach to problem solving in 5th and 6th grades, and
    • tirelessly advocating for the power of math to solve worthwhile problems!
  • Develop a visionary, engaging and rigorous math curriculum that inspires intellectual curiosity and a love of math. The curriculum is driven by a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, scholar work, and the most effective teaching practices. To accomplish this goal, the Math Associate will execute a redesign of either the 5th and 6th grade math curriculum to emphasize numeracy and problem solving or the 7th and 8th grade math curriculum to emphasize preparedness for high school level and Advanced Placement math courses.
  • Produce unit and lesson plans, create math assessments, curate an anthology of high-quality story problems for use during the problem solving block, lead professional development for middle school teachers, and analyze math assessment data.
  • Observe math instruction across our network of schools and support school leaders in prioritizing next steps for teachers to ensure that math instruction is implemented at a consistently high level across the network.
  • Creating systems to ensure leaders and teachers use data to drive math

Who You Are

Our ideal Math Associate will have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve at an exceptionally high level. Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • An abiding passion for and deep knowledge of mathematics;
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience preferred with demonstrated high student achievement;
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from a variety of sources, organizing and prioritizing effectively to impact areas of greatest need;
  • Experience organizing and running effective meetings across an organization;
  • Ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop coherent, actionable strategies;
  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in a related field.
  • Sense of humility in the face of success; and
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

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RePublic High School Principal

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction. 

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for an ambitious, determined Principal to lead our network’s ground-breaking high school, RePublic High School, in Nashville, TN. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

The Principal, in conjunction with the Director of Operations, is responsible for all aspects of running RePublic High School.  The principal leads instruction, curriculum, assessment, and professional development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Student Achievement

  • Set standards for student growth and achievement; monitor progress of all students.
  • Work with the school leadership team to analyze data, assess and evaluate teacher performance to ensure transformational gains in student achievement.
  • Work with parents to achieve maximum involvement in support of student performance and success.
  • Ensure school programming focuses on continuous improvement and ensures the achievement of all students.


Instructional Leadership

  • Lead teachers to drive academic outcomes by analyzing student work and studying data and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students.
  • Create a school-wide culture in which students love learning, think critically, and take ownership over their own learning.
  • Manage the school leadership team, which includes: assistant principals, deans, directors and
  • other school leadership staff.
  • With the leadership team, regularly and consistently manage and evaluate the teaching team.
  • Observe classes and provide feedback regularly.
  • Lead data-driven discussions about student performance.
  • Supervise and mentor teachers in collaboration with instructional leadership.
  • Design professional development plans and programming for individual teachers to address. deficits, build on strengths, and become more effective, more successful team members.

 
School Culture

  • Create a high performing team responsible for attaining school goals and committed to achieving excellence.
  • Lead teachers and school staff in developing a school culture and family relationships that promote the school’s mission and values.
  • Develop leadership team and leadership capacity to support school success.
  • Continually monitor progress across all measures of school and staff performance.
  • Recruit, select, and hire all school staff, including teachers and school-based support staff.

 
School Management

  • Develop school-wide goals and objectives consistent with the mission and vision of RePublic Schools.
  • Oversee all programs, services, and activities to ensure that program objectives are met.
  • Ensure compliance with full scope of government regulatory requirements.
  • Manage student recruitment and enrollment process.
  • Ensure a safe and orderly environment.

Who You Are

Our RePublic High School Principal has an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  A successful candidate will have: 

  • Previous school leadership experience as a principal, assistant principal, or dean
  • Demonstrated success in achieving transformational levels of achievement for students
  • Demonstrated success developing school programs and school culture
  • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated success managing staff through planning, motivating, rewarding, and providing targeted feedback and professional development
  • Demonstrated success coaching adults to achieve exceptional student outcomes;
  • High level of organization and resourcefulness, with the ability to be on top of the day-to-day management of a school;
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in a related field; and
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

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Assistant Principal, 2017-18

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for an ambitious, determined Assistant Principal in Nashville, TN for the 2017-18 school year in one of RePublic’s flagship middle schools. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

Reporting to the Principal, RePublic’s Assistant Principal will manage, coach and develop our talented team of lower middle school teachers across content areas to achieve extraordinary results for our scholars.  Although his or her primary responsibilities are to ensure the highest levels of instructional quality, the Assistant Principal will have broad responsibility for the healthy operation of the school as a whole.      

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the second-in-command to the Principal and take ownership for the overall success of all scholars and teachers in the 5th and 6th grade across all subject areas.
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics.
  • Continually improve the practice of Middle School teachers at the school through the RePublic teacher improvement cycle, daily observation, in-the-moment and written feedback, curriculum planning sessions, data meetings, and formal professional development.
  • Ensure strong teacher execution of high quality curricula, including unit plans, lesson plans and assessments aligned to Common Core standards.
  • Create and lead professional development sessions at the school (and potentially network level) on curriculum and pedagogy for leaders and teachers.
  • Create and execute systems to ensure teachers drive academic outcomes by analyzing student work and studying data, and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students

Who You Are

Our ideal Assistant Principal will have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years teaching experience preferred with demonstrated track record of high student achievement;
  • A proven record of successfully leading projects, taking on increased responsibility and inspiring teams at work and in the community;
  • A high level of organization and resourcefulness, with a keen ability to be on top of the day-to-day management of a school;
  • A strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and delegate swiftly to manage others to execution;
  • Long-term aspirations to become a principal;
  • A proven ability to coach adults towards exceptional instructional outcomes;
  • A demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • An ability to solve complex problems analytically and enthusiastically;
  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in a related field; and
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

 

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Director of Literacy, 2017-18

Posted by | February 1, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Director of Literacy to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at RePublic Schools. The Director of Literacywill lead our efforts to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a true and deep culture of reading.  

Responsibilities

The Director of Literacy will:

  • Create a culture of reading at RePublic Schools. To accomplish this goal, the Director will:
    • get adults and children excited about literature,
    • present new books to children and adults (teachers, leaders, and parents) through passionate book talks,
    • collaborate with teachers and leaders to make a culture of reading come alive across schools,
    • curate RePublic book lists and develop resources to integrate newly published children’s literature into the curriculum,
    • design network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every RePublic middle school,
    • introduce F&P as our reading leveling system in 5th and 6th grades, and
    • tirelessly advocate for the power of great books!
  • Design a visionary, engaging and rigorous literacy curriculum that inspires intellectual curiosity and a love of reading. The curriculum will be driven by a deep understanding of literature, kid writing, and the most effective teaching practices. To accomplish this goal, the Director will:
    • lead a redesign of the 5th and 6th grade literacy curriculum to emphasize independent reading, guided reading, close reading, and writing in response to literature,
    • collaborate with leaders and teachers to urgently address the needs of scholars that are reading below grade level, and
    • use 7th and 8th grade literacy classes to prepare scholars for success in RePublic High School through an emphasis on the whole class book (whether fiction or non-fiction), high-quality discussion, and a deep understanding of argument, both written and oral.
  • Lead a team of two literacy associates, who are primarily responsible for the creation of high-quality literacy curriculum and training across grades 5-8 that meets the Director’s vision for excellence. To accomplish this goal, the Director will manage a lower middle school and an upper middle school literacy associate, who will produce unit and lesson plans, create literacy assessments, curate an anthology of high-quality short texts for use during close reading, lead professional development for middle school teachers, and analyze reading and assessment data.
  • Collaborate with and train RePublic leaders to become expert managers of middle school literacy instruction. To accomplish this goal, the Director will:
    • regularly co-observe literacy instruction in RePublic Schools with school leaders,
    • lead planning meetings with leaders that focus on analysis of literature and student writing,
    • establish a trajectory of leader development around literacy that deepens leaders’ skills as instructional managers over the school year, and
    • coach leaders around quality literacy instruction that meets our high standards.
  • Develop a reputation as a thought leader in the regional and national conversation about middle school literacy instruction. To accomplish this goal, the Director will:
    • travel to regional and national conferences and trainings to learn about best practices and to share RePublic’s vision for literacy instruction, and
    • write, speak and blog about children’s literature and our continuing efforts to create a deep culture of reading on our campuses.

Who You Are

Our ideal Director of Literacy will have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • At least 3 years of experience developing deep expertisein children’s and young adult literature — from the classics to the latest trends;
  • At least 2 years teaching experience preferred with demonstrated track record of high student achievement;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a management or leadership capacity;
  • Experience managing a team of high-performing leaders through setting goals, communicating clear expectations, and providing timely feedback and support;
  • Proven ability to coach others towards becoming superb managers of their own teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from a variety of sources, organizing and prioritizing effectively to impact areas of greatest need;
  • Experience organizing and running effective meetings across an organization;
  • Ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop coherent, actionable strategies;
  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in a related field.
  • Sense of humility in the face of success; and
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

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Director of College Preparation, 2017-18

Posted by | February 1, 2017 |

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Director of College Preparation to lock arms with our school team at RePublic High School. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do

Overview

RePublic’s mission is to ensure that 100% of our scholars are not only able to get accepted to and attend the highest-quality colleges and universities across the nation – but able to succeed once there, and graduate ready to serve as the change agents of their generation. The Director of College Preparation at RePublic High School is responsible for ensuring that our scholars and their families have the technical and interpersonal skills, resources and tools, and knowledge to apply to make this promise a reality. The Director of College Preparation will serve on the school’s leadership team, report directly to the Principal, and will consult with network leaders on topics related to college and career access, readiness, and persistence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bring it. Have the desire and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self each day as a leader to a very high-performing, dynamic, and collaborative school and network
  • Cultivate the portfolio. Create opportunities for students to explore colleges and careers firsthand, including bringing in guest lecturers, facilitating college trips/tours, and more. Secure opportunities for students to participate in competitive and enriching summer programs, jobs, and internships. Ensure that scholars have the chance to engage with local, national, and even global communities in meaningful ways that build character, make our communities stronger, and help scholars see the relevance of the work they are doing at RHS.
  • Perform when the lights come on. Manage the high school’s efforts to effectively prepare students to succeed on high-stakes college entry examinations, and lead the school to track data and progress against ambitious academic goals to ensure RHS boasts one of the highest average ACT scores among all public schools in Nashville.
  • Own the content. Manage and coach a College Prep Teacher to design and develop a rigorous College Preparation curriculum that prepares students to research colleges and universities across the nation, perform excellently on high-stakes college entry assessments like the ACT and/or SAT, navigate the application and financial aid process, and research scholarship opportunities.
  • Bridge the gap. Create opportunities to foster a sense of community and engage families in the process of learning about college and the college application process, and find ways to shine the light on topics or processes that might otherwise be difficult or intimidating to navigate. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with other RePublic teammates in the united pursuit of college and career readiness.
  • Make it personal. Support the College Prep Teacher to meet and consult with students one-on-one or in small groups to help identify schools that would be a great fit based on scholars’ academic performance, passions, and other personal preferences.
  • Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.

Who You Are

  • A steadfast believer that all students can achieve excellence, and a fighter for social justicewho believes fundamentally that equity in access to a high-quality college education and a successful career should not depend on a child’s race, socioeconomic status, or zip code
  • A growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning, improving, and hungry for feedback
  • A gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
  • An eternal optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
  • A detail maven who plans backwards diligently to meet timelines and manage complex projects
  • A data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
  • A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates to communicate about both positive wins and setbacks or challenges

The Fine Print

  • Qualifications/Certification.
    • All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Expertise and passion for content area is a must – a teaching certification/license in the state of Tennessee (or from a state with reciprocity with Tennessee state certification requirements) is strongly preferred, but not required for this role.
  • Prior Experience.
    • 3-5 years of prior experience working in the K-12 space in roles that relate to college readiness, access, or persistence required.
    • Prior experience teaching, experience teaching or working in a low-income community, and a demonstrated ability to raise achievement levels of traditionally underserved students are highly preferred.

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

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Director of Operations, 2017-18

Posted by | February 1, 2017 |

An Operational Mastermind

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Director of Operations (DOO) to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville for the 2017-2018 school year.Part architect, part-fine tuner, and all-seeing, the Director of Operations is the operational leader of the school, reports directly to the school leader, and is the primary liaison to the regional operations team. The DOO creates and maintains all crucial non-instructional systems that enable our schools to run smoothly and efficiently.

RePublic’s DOOs are responsible for the organization and management of fiscal services, state and federal grant reporting, human resources, risk management, facilities planning and development, maintenance and operations, transportation, technology, vendor relationships, student enrollment data, and compliance with staff. A mastermind behind the scenes, the scene is better planned, organized, executed, documented, and communicated because of the DOO and his/her leadership of each school’s Operations Team.

Who You Are

  • A steadfast believer that all students can achieve academic excellence
  • A growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning, improving, and hungry for feedback
  • A gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
  • A detail maven who plans backwards to meet timelines and manage complex projects
  • A laser-focused organizer who builds airtight systems and processes that endure over time
  • An eternal optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
  • A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates

What You’ll Do

  • Bring it. Have stamina and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self to an extended school day in a very high-performing school environment.
  • Develop and oversee school operations. Develop systems and procedures to ensure seamless execution of all school operations each day, including, but not limited to, school food provision, transportation (arrival and dismissal), emergency plans, facility maintenance and upkeep, and supply and asset inventory and maintenance (technology, books, classroom supplies, ).
  • Manage student data and compliance. Manage the school registration process; own student recruitment activities (with support of the network team) to ensure schools are fully enrolled; serve as resident expert on the student information system and ensures accuracy of this system; supports implementation of school schedule; and ensure the school is adhering to all local/state compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Manage school finance and accounting. Actively manage the school budget throughout the year by participating in monthly budget meetings to review budget variances and actively monitor school spending; manage the school purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchases orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests to the network team.
  • Provide school based academic support. Work with school leadership team to manage logistical elements of major student assessments; support logistics of school-wide events and off-site events, including field trips, Family Nights, and New Student Orientations.
  • Support school-level human resources. Partner with network operations team to onboard new hires and to ensure teachers meet compliance and certification requirements; manage and coach the school-based Operations Team to excellence.
  • Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.
  • Spread the love. Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of joy and community. Go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of RePublic’s mission.
  • Sweat the small stuff. Develop, uphold, and implement RePublic’s values, policies, and systems to empower students to meet sky-high academic and behavioral expectations.

The Fine Print

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior Experience. 3-7 years prior work experience preferred – in business or operations management a plus. Experience working with traditionally underserved students highly preferred.
  • Demonstrates organizational, project planning, computer (Word, PPT, Excel), and verbal and written communication skills; comfort with budget tracking and financial oversight ideal
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

About RePublic

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

 

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High School Business Fundamentals Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020. The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy.

Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach Business Fundamentals at Independence Academy
The key responsibilities of the Business Fundamentals are to implement the school’s Social Impact & Responsibility curriculum, which is built around the undergraduate concentration of the same name at Wharton School of Business. The social enterprise program has a foundation in business fundamentals and corporate finance in ninth grade and expands to include close study of entrepreneurship, impact investing and macroeconomics in future grades.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Business Fundamentals Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our Social Impact & Responsibility curriculum through the study of budgeting, saving, wealth creation, and business fundamentals.
• Develop content expertise and share the importance of social entrepreneurship and business fundamentals.
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Business Fundamentals teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in corporate finance, business, entrepreneurship, investing and economics
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement
System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Middle School Teacher (All Subjects)

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join our team at our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy, which educates 420 students in grades 5-8 in the Antioch community. Opportunity Academy offers an extended school day and extended school year coupled with a highly structured and high support model for student achievement. We continue to draw upon the early successes of Opportunity Academy, recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress. Our school model consists of urgency, rigor, and joy for college preparation, financial literacy, and ethical leadership.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach Middle School Subjects at Opportunity Academy
Opportunity Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Literacy, Math, Science, in a disciplined academic environment. Curriculum in all core subjects is aligned to the TN Core standards. Our instructional vision calls for rich, text-dependent questioning and discussion, explaining the “why” across content areas, and supporting answers with thorough evidence. In order to create rigorous academic discourse geared toward critical thinking and exploring connections and misconceptions, teachers have more than three weeks of summer professional development to strengthen content knowledge and practice lesson delivery in a manner that protects a low ratio of teacher talk to student talk in the classroom. The kind of learning activities in which students will engage can be described as cooperative group investigations, partner collaboration, or individual work (depending on the topic and assignment). All of which are designed to help students understand and explain the key concepts presented in all courses, incorporating reasoning skills, analysis, communication skills and real world applications.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Middle School Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Implement all aspects of our Literacy and Numeracy curriculum
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as an Advisor for 12-15 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Middle School teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in middle school content area taught and ability to articulate the importance of literacy in a well-rounded middle school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement
System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Student Support Teacher (SPED)

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Intrepid College Prep operates two schools, Opportunity Academy Middle School, and Independence Academy High School. We serve nearly 500 students across both campuses.

Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Support Inclusive Education at an Intrepid College Prep school.
At the core of Intrepid College Prep’s vision is the unwavering belief that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status or educational background, deserve a high-quality, college preparatory education. With this core belief, we are targeting a student population that faces academic adversity based on factors such as income level or home language. Intrepid College Prep has approached development of the educational program very deliberately to meet students where they are instructionally and accelerate them to achieve mastery at and above grade level. The Student Support Teacher works with Blue Chip Teachers and the Campus Leader to ensure all students with identified special needs and students performing below or above grade level have the academic supports necessary to excel. We support student to be successful in the least restrictive environment. As a result, the majority of supports provided are in the general education classroom setting.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification for Special Education (K-12), with track record of data-driven achievement.

Student Support Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Assess overall progress of Special Education instruction at Intrepid College Prep and improve instruction as needed
• Draft IEPs, monitor progress toward academic and behavior goals, issue parent communication about IEP meetings
• Ensure teachers are utilizing best practices and implementing effective and appropriate curricula
• Use RtI framework to conduct data-driven progress monitoring and Tier I, Tier II and Tier III interventions as needed.
• Accommodate student work packets to ensure students have the right amount of scaffolding to reach common learning objectives.
• Collaborate with Student Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as an advisor to 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Student Support teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge across , high school content areas and ability to articulate the importance of meeting the needs of all learners in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.
The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed,
including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School Pre-AP World History Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020. The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.
.
Teach Pre-AP World History at Independence Academy
Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of national and global histories and cultures. Pre-AP World History offers a survey of the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Students also explore the Middle East, Eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union, and Western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present day. This course intertwines political, economic, and social history to create a narrative of the world we live in today and provide a foundation to AP World History, in a disciplined academic environment.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Pre-AP World History Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our World History curriculum through the study of critical developments in society, technology, and science across the globe.
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Pre-AP World History teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in world history and explain the importance of world history in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement
System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School Algebra I and Honors Geometry Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020. The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.
.
Teach Algebra I and Honors Geometry at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Algebra and Geometry, in a disciplined academic environment. Algebra I fits into an overall program of mathematics studies with an academic core by extending what students have learned in the introductory-level mathematics courses as well as introducing more advanced topics. Advanced topics include understanding our number system, solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities, linear systems, exponents, quadratics, polynomials, and factoring. The Algebra I teacher will also teach one cohort of students in an Honors Geometry class. The kind of learning activities in which students will engage can be described as cooperative group investigations, partner collaboration, or individual work (depending on the topic and assignment). All of which are designed to help students understand and explain the key concepts presented in this course, incorporating mathematical reasoning, analysis, communication skills and real world applications.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Algebra I and Honors Geometry Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our STEM curriculum
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
Successful Algebra I and Honors Geometry teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in Algebra I and Geometry and ability to articulate the importance of mathematics in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School Latin I Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020. The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach Latin I at Independence Academy
Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Latin, in a disciplined academic environment. It provides the groundwork for an understanding of the foundation of our society, while developing the leadership capacity of our students so that they may serve as leaders in their communities. Latin I is a year-long introduction to Latin, the language of ancient Rome and famous writers like Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, and St. Augustine. Latin I introduces basic grammar and vocabulary in an interesting and challenging format, through reading selections from a wide range of Roman authors and exploring aspects of Roman life and culture. By the end of the semester, students are reading excerpts from famous works and ready to continue into Latin II.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Latin I Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our High School Classics Department
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring
each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest
quality lessons

Successful Latin I teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in Latin and ability to articulate the importance of Latin and/or study of ancient cultures in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School Physics Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020. The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy.

Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.
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Teach Physics at Independence Academy
Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of Physics, in a disciplined academic environment. It provides the groundwork for an understanding of the foundation of our society, while developing the leadership capacity of our students so that they may serve as leaders in their communities. You are fascinated by the formulas and laws that govern the way things work. If you could spend your days crafting, assembling, and creating using the scientific method, you’d be thrilled. You love robots and you think a hands-on demonstration trumps a slideshow or a textbook assignment any day. Our Physics coursework provides an introduction to the sciences with specific attention to student-led group work, hands-on labs, flipped classrooms, and other components of a 21st century education.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

Physics Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our STEM curriculum
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful Physics teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in Physics and ability to articulate the importance of Physics in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.
The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement
System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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High School English Teacher

Posted by | January 20, 2017 |

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of public “no-excuses” college preparatory charter schools founded to address two interrelated achievement gaps – the academic achievement gap and intergenerational wealth gaps in the communities we serve.

Join the founding team of our flagship high school, Independence Academy, which educates students in grades 9-12 in the Antioch community. In the 2017-2018 school year, Independence Academy will educate 110 students in grade 9. Independence Academy will grow by one grade each year until we educate students in grades 9-12 in 2020.

The launch of our high school model draws upon the successes of our flagship middle school, Opportunity Academy. Intrepid College Prep was recently named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School for Progress and we have received local recognition from Metro Nashville Public Schools as an Excelling School in every year we’ve had the honor and responsibility to educate students.

We make three commitments to every student – admission to selective colleges, preparedness to engage the world as a financially literate young professional, and the cultivation of positive leadership skills.

The work is demanding – it is a tremendous investment of time, energy and smarts but the return on investment is extraordinarily high.

Teach English I at Independence Academy Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of English literature and nonfiction,in a disciplined academic environment. Students apply critical reading, writing, and thinking skills to five fundamental genres: short stories, novels, nonfiction, poems, and plays. Students learn to identify characteristics of these genres and identify elements of fiction and literature including setting, theme, plot, symbolism, point of view, foreshadowing and irony. Students develop both their creative and expository writing skills through a variety of writing assignments, both formal and informal, including a major research paper. Students also practice and master editing techniques and apply them to their writing. Students develop public speaking skills through recitations and presentations. Finally, students develop reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills and apply these skills to their assignments.

Eligibility Requirements
• Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

English I Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Lay the foundation for the development of our English curriculum through the study of both classic and contemporary texts
• Facilitate classroom discussion so that students will be able to make connections between their own lives and the lives of others as they examine each author’s literary merit
• Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
• Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments
• Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data on a daily basis to develop best practice pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
• Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
• Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners
• Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program
• Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
• Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events
• Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons

Successful English I teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
• Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
• Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth
• Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience
• Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in English literature, language arts, and writing and ability to articulate the importance of English in a well-rounded high school education
• Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method
• Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work
• Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
• Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
• Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
• Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
• Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
• Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are nonnegotiable.

The position will begin in July 2017.

Compensation
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement
System.

Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.