Middle School Teacher (2016-17)
Who We Are
RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.
Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools in Tennessee have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction. In 2015, RePublic launched the first public charter school in Mississippi history – and we’ve got ambitious plans for growth in Mississippi over the next few years.
At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for dynamic, determined Middle School Teachers to lock arms with our school teams in Jackson, MS for the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?
Who You Are
- A steadfast believer that all students can achieve academic excellence
- A growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning, improving, and hungry for feedback
- A gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
- An eternal optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
- A detail maven who plans backwards to meet timelines and manage complex projects
- A data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
- A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates
What You’ll Do
- Bring it. Have stamina and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self to an extended school day in a very high-performing school environment.
- Own your content. Study RePublic curriculum and Common Core Standards, do the intellectual prep needed to deliver rigorous instruction, and demonstrate a genuine passion for your content area that is contagious to scholars.
- Deliver strong. Dynamically lead students in whole-class and small-group settings, cultivate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning in scholars, and adjust instruction using qualitative and quantitative data to ensure student understanding and meet differentiated student needs.
- Reach higher – and sweat the small stuff. Develop, uphold, and implement RePublic’s values, policies, and systems to effectively manage a classroom and consistently lead students to meet sky-high academic and behavioral expectations.
- Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.
- Spread the love. Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of joy and community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of RePublic’s mission.
The Fine Print
- Qualifications/Certification. All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree is preferred. All full-time RePublic teachers must have a valid Mississippi teaching license, or willingness/eligibility to pursue state certification, if necessary.
- Prior Experience. Prior experience teaching, experience teaching in a low-income community, and a demonstrated ability to raise achievement levels of traditionally underserved students are highly preferred.
- Middle School Teachers will teach math, literacy, science, history, or computer science across grades 5-6. Teachers will be placed at one of our Middle Schools in Jackson: Reimagine Prep or Smilow Prep.
- Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.