Instructional Support/Special Education Teacher

Website Compass Community Schools

About Us

In July 2019, Compass Community Schools opened six high-quality charter schools (five elementary and one middle/high) in the Memphis communities of Binghampton, Berclair, Frayser, Hickory Hill, Midtown, and Orange Mound.  We will focus intently on three pillars – academic excellence, values-based character education, and service learning in the community – as we prepare our students for college and life-long success.

Our vision is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of education: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”  This true education – provided within a supportive, joyful, and hopeful school culture – will prepare our students to be positive agents of change in our communities.

Position Overview

Compass Community Schools seeks a full time Instructional Support/Special Education teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  We seek teachers who know their content backwards and forwards and are passionate about preparing Memphis youth academically and in character for college and life-long success.  Our teachers will enjoy and benefit from our intentionally small school settings, which will help them to develop trusting, positive relationships with their students and colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and contribute to a school-wide focus on three pillars: academic excellence, values-based character education, and service learning in the community.
  • Claim ownership of the privilege and responsibility to ensure high levels of student learning.
  • Establish a supportive, joyful, and hopeful classroom culture that has high expectations for students’ individual and collective success.
  • Instruct ELL students with purpose, clarity, and urgency.
  • Coordinate services among internal and external providers.
  • Carefully monitor student progress to ensure that student needs are being met.
  • Help to establish and communicate policies and operating procedures for English Language Learners programs and activities.
  • Manage the screening and assessment of ELL students.
  • Carefully monitor and manage matters pertaining to compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Serve as the school’s liaison in matters pertaining to English Language Learners.
  • Identify and spread best practices for ELL instruction, including promising practices from within and outside of Compass Community Schools.
  • Communicate regularly with families as partners in the education of their children.
  • Welcome opportunities to develop professionally.

Qualifications

  • Tennessee teaching licensing with ELL endorsement
  • Affinity with, and passion for, the compelling vision of Compass Community Schools
  • Strong content knowledge
  • Driving commitment to advance student learning
  • Ability to lead students toward a joyful and productive learning environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build productive relationships with students and colleagues
  • Desire to work hard in a balanced, extended school calendar
  • Utmost personal and professional integrity
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply

What We Offer

  • Mission-driven, joyful, respectful working environments
  • Intentionally small school settings
  • Opportunity to positively impact the lives of Memphis youth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

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