Multi-Classroom Leader - MCL (ELA and Social Studies)

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Multi-Classroom Leader (MCL)

The multi-classroom leader (MCL) leads a small team of teachers, paraprofessionals, and teacher residents in the same grade or subject to meet the Frayser Community Schools’ standards of excellence. MCLs establish each team member’s roles and goals at least annually, determine how students spend time, and organize teaching roles to fit each teacher’s strengths, content knowledge, and professional development goals. The team uses the MCL’s methods and tools. The MCL co-plans, co-teaches, models, coaches, and gives feedback. The MCL organizes the team to analyze student learning data and change instruction to ensure high-growth learning for every child. The MCL collaborates with the team, using the team’s ideas and innovations that the MCL agrees may improve learning. The MCL is fully accountable for learning and development of all students taught by the team members. Each MCL leads the development, and monitors, assesses, and shares their progress with the principal.

Full-release MCLs will apply all of these responsibilities to their own classroom(s) as well as those of their team members. 

Planning and Preparation:

Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for all students taught by team
- Establish methods and create instructional tools and materials that team teachers use in all classrooms
- Set direction, verbally and with tools and materials, that clarify content and teaching process
- Lead team to:
• plan backward to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
• design instruction that is enriched (developing higher-order thinking skills) and personalized (reflecting learning levels and interests of individual students)
• design assessments that accurately assess student progress


Classroom Environment:
-Lead team to:
• hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable
• create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
• establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport


- Lead team to:
• hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
• identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
• identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
• invest students in their learning using a variety of influence techniques
• incorporate questioning and discussion in teaching
• incorporate small-group and individual instruction to personalize and tailor instruction to individual needs
• monitor and analyze student assessment data to inform enriched instruction by teacher
• communicate with students and keep them informed of their progress


Professional Responsibilities:
- Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills
- Lead team to maintain regular communication with families, and work collaboratively with them to design learning both at home and at school, and to encourage a home life conducive to learning success
- Organize and schedule team time to ensure alignment of instructional vision and delivery in all classrooms, and to troubleshoot students’ persistent learning challenges
-  Lead team to determine how students spend instructional time based on instructional skills and content knowledge of teachers in team
-  Allocate instructional process elements (lesson planning, large-group instruction, small-group instruction, individual interventions, data analysis, grading, etc.) among team of teachers based on teacher strengths, content knowledge, and professional development goals
- Allocate noninstructional administrative duties among team of teachers
- Model instructional tasks to aid team development
- Clarify and adjust team members’ roles and provide feedback, developmental advice, and assignments to develop their effectiveness
-  Assess team members for potential role changes, and for increasing job opportunities for team teachers who are ready to advance (to new or more complex roles)
-  Share team member’s progress with principal when team members do not meet the leader’s standard
-  Participate in professional development opportunities at school
-  Performs other work-related duties as assigned


- 4 years of ELA teaching experience, TVAAS level 4 or 5 in ELA for last 2 consecutive years or comparable benchmark data on norm referenced assessment used by the district ( ie, MAP, Iready). Demonstrate at least 100% of projected growth at the end of year benchmark (at least 80% of students)
- Valid Tennessee teaching certificate
- Experience successfully leading and managing a team of adults to accomplish goals.
- Demonstrated effectiveness working with people who have differing cultural backgrounds and/or personal characteristics, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or economic differences. Preference given for experience working successfully with those of similar demographics to the desired school placement.


- Full-time position
- Teacher-leader has built-in planning and collaboration times to complete administrative tasks, analyze data, plan instruction, and manage the team


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Frayser Community Schools

5050 Poplar, Suite 1714 , Memphis, TN 38157

At the following locations

Westside Middle School

3389 Dawn Drive , Memphis, TN 38127