Middle School- Life Skills Teacher (2019-20)

Greater Nashville Area, TN
Instructional – All Subjects- Middle School
Full Time
LEAD Public Schools grows both students and staff. We are expanding high-quality education throughout the Nashville area, and we need thoughtful, growth minded staff members to do that work. LEAD Public Schools employees are a rare bunch: driven to go the extra mile in driving student success, collaborative to the core, always striving to become a better educator, and finding ways to infuse fun and joy into the work environment. We are always on the lookout for how to make LEAD Public Schools a better place for our scholars and our families. #whyILEAD 

LEAD Public Schools is a network of six public charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. From 5th through 12th grades, our schools serve predominantly minority and low-income populations who are likely to be first-generation college attendees. The first five graduating classes of LEAD Academy High School -- the first in the school's history -- all earned 100 percent acceptance to college. Our academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to Crew and our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS.

There are many public charter schools and many models. LEAD Public Schools prides itself on being different. We balance rigor and love, taking head on the challenges that make a person academically successful and building the relationships that make them emotionally independent.

Our Exceptional Education teachers work relentlessly with their teammates to ensure that all of their students not only are receiving additional support to enhance their learning and understanding of classroom material, but also meet the established Tennessee standards by the end of the year.  This incredible work is done through coaching and support from administration, implementing regular feedback, collaboration with colleagues, data analysis, and working to make sure that students who come in below grade level rise above the challenges they face. 

Job Expectations

    • Developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with significant cognitive and developmental needs
    • Collecting data on individual student skills to determine the effectiveness of programming and measure progress toward IEP goals…
    • Functional Curriculum  and daily living focus
    • Maximize creating independence across all natural settings
    • Supporting students in developing their vocational skills to be better prepared for the workforce and independent living after high school
    • Working as a team member and advocate for students to gain exposure to general ed peers and settings as appropriate
    • Ability and willingness to physically support students’ health and wellness needs
    • Plans effective instructional and/or behavioral strategies for adapting and modifying general curriculum to ensure all students access academic content


    • A results-oriented history of personal achievement
    • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
    • A passion to work relentlessly within a team to help close the achievement and opportunity gap
    • A data-driven mindset
    • The discipline to self-reflect and the hunger to continuously improve and a willingness to grow and develop as a teacher through observations, feedback, and coaching conversations
    • Current certification or ability to be certified for the 2019-2020 school year in Tennessee (required) (Ex.Ed K-12 certification in severe/profound, mild/moderate or comprehensive) 
LEAD Public Schools offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

LEAD Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.