Opportunity Academy Middle School Teacher (Immediate Hire) (#247349)
Intrepid College Prep is a grade 5-12 “no-excuses” college preparatory charter school in Southeast Nashville. Our mission requires 100% of our prepsters to complete college within 6 years of high-school graduation. Our Blue-Chip faculty, much like “blue-chip stocks,” have a much deserved reputation for quality, consistency, and the ability to deliver returns (student achievement) in challenging circumstances. Our Blue-Chip faculty believes that we must do “whatever it takes” to set students up to achieve. There are no shortcuts to excellence – it requires a total commitment of time and hard work.
Intrepid quickly established itself among the highest performing charter schools in Tennessee in its first year. Intrepid College Prep educates prepsters in grades 5-8 in 2016-2017. Intrepid College Prep is also preparing for the launch of its high school, Independence Academy, which will open with 100 ninth graders in Summer 2017.
Teach at Intrepid College Prep
Among our student population, as few as one in ten students of color leaves an Antioch-area public elementary school prepared to succeed in a rigorous middle school due to a phenomenon known as the “fourth grade slump”. In fourth grade, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Without this essential skill, students experience a precipitous academic decline.
Nationally, individuals and corporations seeking to profit from the school-to-prison pipeline look to third and fourth grade literacy rates to determine how much they can profit from criminalization in low-income and minority neighborhoods. At Intrepid College Prep we reverse this trend through ambitious goal-setting and exposure to numerous texts of increasing variety and complexity so that our prepsters become insightful and capable readers.
Middle School Teachers
? Seeking intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence. ? Teach in one of the following areas: Fiction, Science, Humanities, Math and Financial Literacy ? Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, annual plan, unit plans. ? Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments ? Use online grading tools to review academic achievement data on a daily basis and make changes to improve instruction ? Teach and enforce school-wide systems, rules, procedures. ? Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and struggling adolescent readers. ? Collaborate with Prepster Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners ? Support advisory duties for a group of students, including home check and consistent family communication. ? Plan and lead an Enrichment class for students based on arts, music, sports, cooking, languages, etc. ? Reflect and grow as an educator by engaging with peers and leaders constantly through frequent observations and implementing feedback ? Have structured planning time (100-150 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
The position will begin in July 2016.
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.
Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.
Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.