Resident Teacher for 2018-19

Nashville, Tennessee
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.

Become a LEADer.  Be a Resident Teacher with LEAD Public Schools. 
Our ideal Resident teacher is passionate about developing and growing as a teacher, loves working with students who need the most support, is flexible, is coachable, and is a problem solver.  Resident teachers work alongside lead teachers to learn more about what it takes to be a successful teacher within our school environment while taking on more responsibilities as the year progresses.  The goal is to prepare the resident teacher for any mid-year vacancies that may come up or for the following school year.   

What you can expect from LEAD Public Schools

    • LEAD develops teachers by focusing on excellence in teaching. To do so, we coach teachers and center professional development through “Teach Like a Champion”
    • LEAD will help develop your abilities as an educator through our differentiated professional development, coaching and support, and opportunities for growth and leadership
    • LEAD provides the framework (scope and sequence) for teaching to help guide you through your lesson planning.  The work is challenging—possibly some of the most difficult work you have done. But it is also the most rewarding
    • LEAD schools have a mission aligned staff that have high beliefs in the success of all of our students regardless of their background and they hold our students to high expectations in their work, behavior, and development as the future of our community
    • LEAD provides support in both academics and student behavior through our strategically designed staffing models as well as systems and procedures at each of our campuses allowing you the opportunity to grow as an educator while you are growing and developing our students. 

Position Duties

    • Periodically plan and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year
    • Provide substitute teaching coverage for teachers within the school
    • Develop teaching skills to potentially become a full-time teacher at the school
    • Teach small groups of students ; Support students by providing one-on-one and small group tutoring daily, and small group intervention and student support
    • Observe Lead Teachers in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management
    • Meet regularly with the lead teacher and coach to implement feedback on lessons and instruction
    • Participate in regional professional development and coaching designed to build instructional knowledge and strategies
    • Assist teachers with instruction, assessments, grading, and other classroom responsibilities


    • Current certification or ability to be certified for the 2018-19 school year in Tennessee (required) (K-6 cert. for 5/6th grade roles, 6-12 cert. for 6-12th grade roles)
    • 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
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.