Elementary Performing Arts Teacher

Website Capstone Education Group


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 is launching a 4th school in August 2022, has set ASD records for math achievement and 3 consecutive years of TVAAS 5 growth, has earned priority school exit status by turning around the lowest performing school in the state and has scored in the 90th percentile in growth for 3 years in a row on a nationally recognized test.


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:

As a performing arts teacher, you will work with Elementary aged students on performance arts skills such as music, dance, theater, etc. During the school year you will be responsible for designing and producing multiple productions throughout the school year that reflects the school’s culture.

Job Expectations:

-Implement Tennessee State Standards aligned curriculum and instructional strategies to ensure all students achieve at high levels
-Create, review, and refine assessments, Exit Tickets, Do Nows, interim and final assessments
-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.


-Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university
-Active Tennessee teaching license with required endorsement in assigned subject area and grade level
-Knowledge of assigned subject area
-Passed background check


-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 stuff” 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 three neighborhood charter schools: Cornerstone Prep Denver Campus (prek-5), Cornerstone Prep Lester Campus (prek-5) 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.

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