Upcoming Graduate Interest Application

United States
Teaching – Future Opportunities /
Full-time /
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 2,100 students in grades PreK-12. 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:
1. Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education
2. A foundation in character development is essential
3. 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.

We're looking for recent college graduates to join the Freedom Prep team in a variety of roles across the organization. Please answer the questions below so we can learn more about you and what opportunities you're looking for!

**We are now accepting applications from December graduates of bachelors and masters programs or anyone looking for a 2024 start date. This posting is for a future position.**

If you are nearing graduation and majored in education or a specialized subject area and will be eligible for licensure upon graduation, you may choose to pursue a Lead Teacher position at Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools.

Check out some more details about Freedom Prep's culture:
SMALLER CLASSES: Next year, we will have an average of 20 students in Kindergarten-2nd Grade, 25 in 3rd Grade - 5th Grade, 24 in 6th Grade-10th Grade, and 21 in 11th Grade-12th Grade.
PLANNING TIME: ALL Kindergarten - 8th Grade teachers will have at least 60 minutes of planning time each day and our 9th - 12th teachers will have 60 minutes per course they teach.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: Each of our campuses will now have an adult wellness room with meditation areas, yoga areas, and rest areas for our adults to use during their planning and lunch times.
SHORTENED WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE: Our teachers will be done teaching at 1pm every Wednesday and our students will have a homework/study hall until 2pm. Our teachers will have Professional Development two weeks a month, a Wellness Wednesday (group yoga, meditation, etc.), and one Wednesday to leave campus at 1:15pm for “you” time.
ZERO DOLLAR PREMIUM BENEFITS: Employee only benefits are zero dollar and include health insurance, dental, vision, and holistic alternative offerings. Adding a spouse or children is at a lower cost than past offerings.
$50,000 - $56,800 a year
Salary is based on years of teaching and appropriate certification for instructional roles.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: We are excited that you are inspired or called to learn more about our mission, values, and potential opportunities. We’d encourage you to explore a few additional resources about us, the recent investment for what’s possible, and why you should consider our community as a place for you to become a part of. We are one of the few networks that centers the whole person and their needs to thrive and support themselves and their families in the South.
Check out some of the unique and rare benefits here, including but not limited to: 
-Paying higher, scaffolded teacher salaries from Year 1 to retirement stage
-Zero dollar monthly premium options, including holistic options such as chiropractic or acupuncture care
-Focus on staff well-being and collective care through our Adult Social-Emotional Learning
-Support in obtaining licensure

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.