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Middle School Lead Teachers (Multiple Content Areas for 2023-2024)

Middle School Lead Teachers (Multiple Content Areas for 2023-2024)
January 18, 2023

Website Valor Collegiate Academies

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment Type: Full-time, in-person teaching position beginning July 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. We are currently hiring for:

  • 6th Grade Social Studies
  • 7th Grade Math
  • 8th Grade Math

Salary: Valor’s teacher salary scale ranges between $49,417 to $71,816+, and placement is based on years of lead teaching experience in a K-12 school.

About Valor: 
Founded in 2014, Valor Collegiate Academies is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, Tennessee, serving 1900 students in Grades 5-12. We operate two middle schools, Valor Flagship and Valor Voyager, that feed into our high school, Valor College Prep. Our mission is to create a community where diverse students of all backgrounds have equitable access to a high-quality education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives. This mission is made possible through an innovative school model that balances rigorous academics and whole-child education in an intentionally diverse environment. Learn more about Valor here: https://valorcollegiate.org/our-model/

Core Responsibilities Include:

Planning & Instruction (75%)

Prepare, internalize, and plan daily lessons that are built on Valor’s curriculum scope and sequence to meet the needs of all students
Partner and collaborate with EL teachers and Special Education teachers to ensure all students are receiving appropriately accommodated grade-level content and academic support
Prepare materials for class activities, do nows, exit tickets, and homework assignments
Implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and identifies gaps in learning; use scholar work and data to inform instruction and intervention strategies
Collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
Engage in weekly 1:1 coaching meetings to deepen content expertise and develop instructional mastery
Submit lesson plans weekly for feedback and review by instructional coach
Engage in weekly collaborative curriculum meetings (known as Intellectual Preparation) with a planning partner and instructional leader
Update scholar gradebook and proactively communicate academic progress with parents/guardians, other teachers, administrators, and/or school counselors
Student Mentorship & Family Engagement (12.5%)

Facilitate student Circles once a week to guide a group of student’s academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success
Implement activities and SEL lessons daily during structured Mentor time, as well as provide academic coaching for students in mentor group
Respond to students’ behavior in real-time using school-wide intervention systems and classroom management practices
Track and input student behavior feedback and data through Kickboard by the daily school deadline to share with families, school leaders, and the Compass Team
Maintain a 4:1 positivity ratio to strengthen school culture and student relationships
Serve as the main point-of-contact for families to communicate any student-specific, grade-level, or school-wide information
School-Based Responsibilities & Faculty Engagement (12.5%)

Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies, and culture
Willingly, kindly, and actively upholding Valor’s organizational commitments
Own an arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, transition, and/or dismissal duty
Participate in and prepare for school events that occur outside of normal school hours, such as parent-teacher conferences, grade level student trips, IEP meetings, report card conferences, and new student orientation.
Engage in ongoing professional development, which includes attending 3 weeks of faculty training in the summer (early July 2023) and participating in weekly professional learning sessions throughout the school year (i.e. weekly academic PL, culture PL, State of School meetings)
Engage in faculty Circle once a week; complete and present 2-3 pieces of faculty Badge Work per school year

Certification Requirements:
In compliance with Tennessee Department of Education’s requirements for teacher licensure, candidates applying for this position must:

Have an active Tennessee teaching license with the appropriate endorsement to teach Middle School, or
Have an out-of-state license that must be transferred to Tennessee by July 2023, or
Be eligible and willing to enroll in a Valor-approved job-embedded licensing program to obtain your certification during the 2023-24 school year

Qualifications and Experience:
We believe diversity is what makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse skills and experiences. We invite you to apply if you:

Have authorization to work in the United States without requiring visa sponsorship
Have an active teaching license or are eligible and willing to pursue licensure
Have strong content knowledge and instructional pedagogy
Have a proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
Have an unwavering belief that all students can succeed in school and beyond
Have a relentless drive to develop your practice to sharpen your skills as an educator
Set ambitious goals for yourself and others and are not afraid of putting in the hard work it takes to achieve them
Have the passion and commitment to serve a culturally and socioeconomically diverse community of students and families
Have experience or willingness to quickly learn and adopt school-wide tech platforms, i.e. Kickboard, Infinite Campus, Google Suite, Google Classroom
Enjoy cultivating meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff
Are able to model, live, and reinforce our school’s core values, commitments, and policies

Interview Process:

Resume Review
Phone Interview
Teacher Performance Task
Virtual Sample Lesson & Leadership Interview
Reference Checks
Offer Extension
Compensation and Benefits:

Valor’s teacher salary scale ranges between $49,417 to $71,816+, and placement is based on years of lead teaching experience in a K-12 school.
We offer opportunities for teachers to earn stipends for taking on additional teacher-leader roles, athletic coaching positions, and/or doing project-based work that’s outside of your core role
Receive a Years of Service bonus for completing 3, 5, and 7 years of classroom teaching as a Valor teacher
Comprehensive health (medical, dental, and vision) and retirement benefit, including a hybrid pension plan and 401K with 5% company contribution
Have priority waitlist access to enroll your child at Valor
8 days of PTO (prorated based on start date for anyone onboarding after July 1, 2023)
8 weeks of fully-paid maternity and paternity leave
Receive an employee laptop and unlimited classroom supplies
Grow from more than 100 professional development hours each year and individualized coaching
Free access to an on-campus strength & conditioning facility, Vanderbilt Health Clinic, retirement counseling, and mental health support and resources

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Valor believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and staff to thrive. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to thrive in a diverse world.

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