8th Grade Science Teacher (2023-2024)

Capstone Education Group

Capstone Education Group
Position: Middle School Teacher

This is a unique opportunity to join the work of four high-performing schools that do whatever it takes to
prepare students for college success and a life of leadership. In 2012, Capstone Education Group (CEG), and
its elementary school, Cornerstone Prep, joined the Achievement School District (ASD), a program created to
transform Priority Schools in the state of Tennessee. Since 2012, CEG has successfully launched two
elementary schools and one middle school and has launched a 4th school in the fall of 2022. CEG schools
have also set ASD records for math achievement, enjoyed 3 consecutive years of TVAAS 5 growth, turned
around the lowest performing school in the state and scored in the 90th percentile in growth for 3 years in a
row on a nationally recognized test. Cornerstone Prep Denver Campus and Lester Prep’s outstanding
achievement have been acknowledged by the state and therefore, beginning in 2022, these two schools
moved out of the ASD and into the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission.
Lester Prep, a middle school located in Binghampton, attained priority school exit status in 2021 and therefore
moved out of the ASD and has been authorized by Tennessee Public Charter School Commission to continue
to serve the families of Memphis. This is a unique offering for middle school students in our city.

The school will include some exciting things for scholars, including:
• A focus on the development of the whole child, including clubs, student advisory and athletics
• Elective classes like financial literacy and career exploration
• College visits and career-oriented speakers and field trips
The school will also include some exciting things for educators, including:
• Double planning periods each week
• Early dismissal on Fridays for planning and professional development
• Full behavior teams, counselors and academic coaches to support classroom teachers
• Teacher discretion and input through grade level teams
• Opportunities for educators to have leadership roles in which they can lead and serve as grade
chairs and master teachers
We believe this will be an exciting opportunity for scholars and educators. The school is centrally located in our
city at 320 Carpenter.

Capstone Education Group equips all students with the Wisdom and Knowledge necessary to succeed in
college and to become leaders in their community.
Nature of the Work:
Work under the direction of the Director of Academic Achievement and Dean of Instruction to carry out
the lessons designed as interventions for targeted students struggling with Common Core State

Job Expectations:
• Create and implement outstanding curriculum and instructional strategies to ensure all students
achieve at high levels
• Create effective curriculum maps
• Create, review, and refine assessments, Exit Tickets, Do Nows, interim and final assessments
• Ensure that all lessons and assessments correlate directly to Common Core state standards
• Produce dramatic and consistent student achievement gains
• Humbly receive and quickly apply feedback in order to increase the effectiveness of student learning
• Use data to drive instructional practices
• Create a classroom culture of high academic performance and strong moral character
• Continuously create and refine effective instructional practices
• Willingness to work in an extended day environment
• Other duties as assigned by a supervisor or other member of the organization’s leadership team. These
duties will be in support of the organization’s mission but may or may not be directly related to the other
tasks or the job title found on this job description.

▪ Active Tennessee teaching licensure with endorsement that allows teaching middle school and specific
subject of position
▪ Bachelor’s Degree
▪ Belief that there is not a more urgent task than to provide an outstanding education to students from
urban backgrounds
▪ Willingness to “sweat the small staff” and utilize every minute of every day to accomplish the mission
▪ An unwavering conviction that all students can achieve at high levels when provided an environment of
high expectations
▪ Commitment to do whatever it takes to prepare all students for college success
▪ Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains
▪ Ability to work well in a team of high performers
▪ Willingness to be a team player and at times take on duties above and beyond those listed
▪ Growth mindset displayed by openness to feedback and immediate application of that feedback
▪ Belief in the CEG mission and best practices as found in the CEG Blueprint
▪ Value common language, assessments, and systems in every CEG school

Capstone Education Group:
• Capstone Education Group leads four charter schools: Cornerstone Prep Denver Campus (prek-5),
Cornerstone Prep Lester Campus (prek-5), Cornerstone Prep School in Parkway Village (k), and
Lester Prep (6-8).
• Capstone Education Group’s Vision: CEG equips all students with the Wisdom and Knowledge
necessary to succeed in college and to become leaders in their community.
• Visit www.capstoneeducationgroup.org for more information on Capstone Education Group and the

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