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Join Our District on the Rise! If you're willing to relocate to Memphis, Tennessee, Shelby County Schools is accepting elementary teacher applications for the 2017-18 school year. Complete your online application now in order to be considered for any open opportunities that best meet your interests and qualifications!
We encourage you to apply by our application deadline on December 18, 2017.
Our Mission SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life.
• Our promise is that by 2025, 80% of our students will be college & career ready, 90% will graduate high school, and 100% of graduates will enroll in post-secondary education.
• Our work is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is capable of learning and that education is the great equalizer.
• With 84% of all students considered economically disadvantaged, Shelby County Schools truly is a place where progressive leaders in education can make a difference in the lives of our country’s most underserved children.
Our Future Though our challenges are significant, we are a district on the rise. .
• Our district-wide Math proficiency scores have doubled in the past three years.
• Our iZone schools—once performing in the bottom 5 percent of TN schools—are outpacing the state’s Achievement School District and making significant gains towards the goal of reaching the top 25 percent within five years.
Why Memphis? Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN. We’re known for our great food, original music, professional sports and high-quality arts in the most affordable urban setting in the nation. Not only that, but Memphis is a hotbed and national leader for groundbreaking work in public education.
Compensation & Benefits Teacher salaries start at $43,000. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options.
Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be eligible to work in the United States.
Additionally, candidates Meet ONE of the following requirements:
Hold full teaching certification and an active Elementary Education endorsement in Tennessee or another U.S. state OR
Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and score 163+ on the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Praxis exam (exam code: 5018)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We expect our teachers to:
Believe that student failure is not an option Take responsibility for student growth Be masters of pedagogy and content knowledge Continuously develop their skills Lead and manage the classroom Engage all students Work collaboratively with peers Build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
To Apply Visit www.choosescs.org to submit an instructional application.
An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At Shelby County Schools, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. Shelby County Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.
Learn More Website: www.choosescs.org | www.scsk12.org For questions, visit http://www.scsk12.org/askhr/
The need for high quality teachers in Shelby County Schools is real. No intervention at the school level has more potential to improve student performance than hiring outstanding teachers. Teach Memphis recognizes this and knows that you, as a teacher, are vital to the success of a school and its students. We also know that finding the right teaching job, especially when you are coming from a different school district, can be a stressful process. Teach Memphis will work with you to guide you through the new, more rigorous application process for and assist you in finding the best opportunities for you to use your talents to increase student achievement in Shelby County Schools.
We seek individuals who accept no excuses, take responsibility for student growth, are masters of pedagogy and content knowledge, continuously develop their skills, can lead the classroom, engage all students, work collaboratively, and build strong relationships with students and parents. We’re Searching for a Diverse Range of Leaders
By working in Shelby County Schools you become part of a national model for education reform. In 2010, the Gates Foundation donated $90 million to the district to implement the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, a program designed to overhaul how we think about teaching and place an effective teacher in every Memphis classroom.
Shelby County Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
No experience required
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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