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.
Lester Prep, a middle school located in Binghampton, is looking for core subject teachers in grades 6-8 for the 2022-23 school year. This is a unique offering for middle school students in our city.
The school will include some exciting things for scholars, including:
-An honors track to challenge scholars and prepare them for college
-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 and counselors to support classroom teachers
-Teacher discretion and input through grade level teams
-Honors teachers will have three planning periods
We believe this will be an exciting opportunity for scholars and educators. The school is centrally located in our city at 320 Carpenter
Cornerstone Prep and Lester Prep schools will continue to add students in grades K-8 to the existing three schools as well as open a new K-8 school in 2022 in the Parkway Village community and seek outstanding teammates to support this work. Please apply soon to be considered for positions in this growing organization.
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 Principal and Dean of Instruction to carry out the lessons designed as interventions for targeted students struggling with Common Core State Standards. Honors teachers will teach at least 3 periods per day.
-Implement Tennessee State Standards aligned curriculum and instructional strategies to ensure all students achieve at high levels for three grade levels:
–6th Grade- Honors Math
–7th Grade- Pre-Algebra
–8th Grade- Algebra
-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.
In order to be considered, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
-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
-Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in Math
-Evidence of at least two years of Individual TVAAS 4 or 5 performance on TN Ready Math
-Knowledge of assigned subject area
-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
-Ability to plan for multiple grade levels
-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.