Job Posting


Shelby County Schools

Memphis , Tennessee (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2870731
  • Application Deadline: December 30, 2017
  • Posted: November 28, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Join Our District on the Rise!

If you're willing to relocate to Memphis, Tennessee, Shelby County Schools is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited institution, with specialization in Deaf Education; specialization/endorsement in other content areas may also be required.
Must hold or be eligible for a Tennessee teacher license with an endorsement in Special Education Hearing PreK-12 (code 463), or comparable endorsement.
No experience requirement.
Proficient sign language skills.
Be eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of and ability to follow mandated compliance standards established by District, State, or Federal regulations.
Knowledge of and ability to apply current standards-based educational practices associated with students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing.
Knowledge of Deaf culture, the local Deaf community, and local resources available for the Deaf community.
Ability to communicate effectively with Deaf/hard-of-hearing children.
Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.
Ability to participate effectively in team setting to plan curriculum, prepare lessons, modify instructional material according to the individual needs of the student.
Strong interpersonal skills.

To Apply
Visit 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.

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 3
  • Job Category: Special Education > Hard of Hearing
  • Welcome to Shelby County Schools!

    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. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Zina Henry
    • 160 S. Hollywood St.
    • Memphis, Tennessee 38112

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