Elementary School SPED 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. 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, been recognized for consistently earning TVAAS 5 ratings from the state, been the highest performing organization in the ASD for three consecutive years, scored in the 90th percentile in growth on a nationally recognized test and earned record proficiency in math and science on the state assessment. CPD and LP earned Priority School Exit Status in 2021 and have transitioned to traditional charter schools authorized by the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission. CEG will open a fourth school in the fall of 2022, Cornerstone Prep School, also authorized by the Commission, serving the Parkway Village community and beginning with Kindergarten.
CEG teachers enjoy significant support, professional development, planning time and career opportunities:
-There are 3 Deans of Instructions/teacher coaches for every school, creating significant individual support for every teacher, helping teachers solve classroom problems and grow professionally. Individual and small group PD sessions occur during daily planning periods and school dismisses by 1:15 every Friday afternoon so staff can participate in focused professional development.
-Every school has designated behavior teams and counselor to support classroom teachers.
Elementary school teaching roles include the following benefits: Two full-time teachers in kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms, a designated math specialist in grades 3 to 5, departmentalization in grades 2-8 to provide focused instruction and an extra planning time.
-Middle school teachers enjoy low teacher-student ratios (1 adult for every 8 students) and access to school leaders and coaches (each coach leads 4 teachers).
-Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social development
-Work in general education classrooms throughout the school day for students who need additional support
-Utilize pull-out sessions as needed to provide extra, focused instruction
-Participate in the school’s intervention block
-Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of skills, language, cognition, and memory
-Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
-Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
-Create and maintain baseline measures and ensure all assessments conducted
-Follow up with providers to confirm that IEP attendance, reports, and services are being completed
-Be available for Special Education families on an as-needed basis
-Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
-Test students as necessary during state testing and prepare, administer, and grade interim tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
-Active Tennessee teaching licensure with an applicable Special Education endorsement
-Belief that there is not a more urgent task than to provide an outstanding education to students from urban backgrounds
-An unwavering conviction that all students can achieve at high levels
-Commitment to do whatever it takes to prepare all students for college success
-Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains
-Entrepreneurial spirit, passion and energy
-Ability to work well in a team of high-performers
-Goal-driven, self-reflective and analytical problem solver
-Willingness to be a team player and at times take on duties above and beyond those listed
-Organized and detail oriented
-Ability to have firm, loving, honest conversations with students and parents
-Belief in the need for consistent rewards, consequences and behavior systems across all classes and grades
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.