Teacher- High School Special Education with Literacy focus
LEAD Academy - Nashville, TN

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LEAD Public Schools, Nashville's only charter school management organization, continues to grow to serve more students and more schools. LEAD Public Schools is now accepting applications for numerous faculty positions across its network of Middle and High School campuses.

ABOUT LEAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

At LEAD Public Schools, we firmly believe in the potential of every student. It is our vision that 100% of LEAD Public Schools students will graduate from high school and be accepted to a 4-year college or university. We have adopted a "Whatever it Takes" attitude toward making this a reality.

LEAD Public Schools first opened as LEAD Academy 6 years ago as a fifth and sixth grade program and will graduate its inaugural class in the spring of 2014. In addition to LEAD Academy, LEAD Public Schools now operates Cameron College Prep, the first district-charter partnership in the state. LEAD Public Schools also operates Brick Church College Prep, part of the TN Achievement School District.

Through ongoing professional development, LEAD staff members are supported in engaging in active pedagogy practices. We strive to organize our curriculum around interdisciplinary learning and as such, collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork are integral components of our school. Fieldwork, service-learning, capstone projects, student-led conferences, exhibitions of student work, Saturday school, and crew/advisory, and a strong ethos of family involvement are just a few of the features all contribute to a school culture of respect, responsibility, and engagement in learning.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Belief in the LEAD mission of developing responsible citizens who will graduate and be accepted to a 4-Year College or University

-Willingness to do " Whatever It Takes" to fulfill the LEAD Mission

-Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

-Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred

-Tennessee State Certification or enrollment in a program to obtain Tennessee State Certification

-Minimum of two years teaching experience

-Previous experience as an instructor in the area in which you are applying

-Previous teaching experience with diverse student populations or in an urban setting preferred

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Coordinate and deliver excellent instruction

a. Use school standards and best practice research to develop instruction

b. Use differentiation strategies in instruction

c. Use assessment data to inform instructional practices and refine curricula

d. Provide tutoring for students requiring remediation

e. Assist students in developing and achieving goals

f. Implement classroom management system that is consistent with school-wide policies and expectations that promotes the emotional and physical safety of students

g. Communicate effectively with families and students

2. Collaborate with peers to provide coordinated instruction across academic disciplines

a. Participate in grade level team meetings and planning across content areas

b. Participate in department meetings to develop vertical school-wide strategies

c. Collaborate with team members to support goals across grade-level

d. Participate in the development of grade level curriculum designs

COMPENSATION

LEAD offers a competitive compensation package and benefits (including medical, dental, life, disability and retirement/pension). Teachers are also provided extensive professional development and instructional support. Faculty members are provided a laptop and cell phone.

APPLICATION

To apply, please complete an online application through Applitrack at http://www.applitrack.com/leadacademy/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1.

No phone calls please.

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